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Call of the West T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Flare, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Fraud Squad T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hollywood and Vaino T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Moving Targets T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sand Donkey (aka Will It or Won't It), The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
South Face Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown Highway A1
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: (TR) Bob Gaines and Patty Kline, FA: (Lead w/bolts) Andy Gorrill, Aubrey Adams, T.G., Ethan Micele, Evan Micele, Alex Barker, Taylor Barker, S
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Shared By: toddgordon Gordon on Jul 1, 2015
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The route is fun and safe and cool, and has a very short approach. What's not to like about it....


Located on the east face (right side) of Willit Pillar.


Six bolts and one fixed pin to a bolted anchor. Quick draws only
Costa Mesa, CA
Howard   Costa Mesa, CA
Didn't see 5.7 at all here. Reasonably thought provoking, the fun keeps coming throughout the route. Never expected sport to be so much fun. Feb 21, 2017
William Riley
William Riley   Langley
Fun sport climb on a slab wall. Crux is about midway past the fixed piece with an up and over move. Sunny spot during the day... Feb 22, 2016
Tan Slacks
Joshua tree
Tan Slacks   Joshua tree
5.7 or 5.8? It was a fun 5.7+ route. Not a one move wonder. Oct 3, 2015
FA (Toprope) Bob Gaines and Patty Kline, Feb. 2005.

We named it "Will It or Won't It" and rated it 5.8

This is just left of "Willit Hold?" 5.8 PG, which climbs up past several horizontals to a left-slanting thin crack/seam, FA: Alan Bartlett, Dave Haber, and Carl Branyan, December 1990. Jul 14, 2015
toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
The crux move is much harder than 5.7 if you are shorter than 6 feet tall. (this happens....).... Jul 12, 2015
Fun climb with a good flow to it . Jul 3, 2015