Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Ben Chapman & Pam Neal - January 2016
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Jan 30, 2016
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Begin climbing right of the toe of the buttress on the steep slab. Climb up friction past two horizontals to a steep face. Continue up the face past another horizontal to the top.


South end of Zippy Rock. The broad buttress 40 ft left of Gargoyle.


5 bolts & 2-ring Fixe anchor shared with Gargoyle & Canalizo.


toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
Did this last week..we liked it.. Feb 7, 2016
A bunch of us took turns leading this climb. Thanks for setting it up. I'm surprised this was setup so recently given the easy access to the area.

Feb 29, 2016
John Wanner  
Perhaps one of the best routes in Joshua Tree at its grade. Reasonably well protected, clean rock & easy access make this well worth doing Mar 21, 2016
Josh Lemonds
Josh Lemonds   Westminster
Led this with a big black Chuckwalla staring at me the whole time. I hope he didn't see me pulling on the last quickdraw to get past the crux. I had my belayer walk the rope over to Gargoyle so we could toprope it. Mar 30, 2017
Anni A
Joshua Tree
Anni A   Joshua Tree
We found this route quick and more on par with 5.5. Actually, I did it in my approach shoes ;-) Nice friction and a few good moves! Dec 17, 2017
jt newgard
San Diego, CA
jt newgard   San Diego, CA
A nice friendly-bolted slab climb, what a fun change of pace. And I would say well suited to the area with beginners also looking to try Gargoyle just around the corner. Nov 18, 2018
Chad Silva
Chad Silva  
Excellent introduction to the pure friction moves that JTree offers. I'm glad I did this early in my trip - it gave me a great sense of just how sticky the rock is, and what kind of moves you can pull. Feb 26, 2019