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By Joe Garibay
From: Ventura, Ca
Nov 18, 2016
|Great looking route. Was the climbing not worth topping out? Looks like it would be nice to finish higher up.|
From: Los Angeles, California
Nov 19, 2016
|It's and optical illusion. Everything above the anchor is super low angle|
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
5 days ago
JTLA...Nice looking line. There's an interesting comment below regarding the quality of the rock on this line. Is the rock as bad as Maidy indicates? She also calls it 5.11ish. There's a big gap between 5.11ish and 5.12b
Feb 1, 2013
About the big slab opposite Corpse Wall.
Yes- there are anchors at the top of this formation.
This west-facing pocketed face rates 11-ish (?). Top-side access up the bushy south-face gully. Some 5.0 climbing involved to get down to the bolts. You'll need LONG webbing to extend the anchor since the rope drag is gnarly. We anchored and belayed off the boulder over by the RIP Arete to reduce rope drag. The rock quality is poor compared to Corpse Wall.
The north-facing big slab-climbs are a grunge-fest. Belay is only possible from the topside-down because of the manzanita jungle* at the base. The big gullies that split the slab make it less fun than it looks.
That being said.. it definitely will liven up your day if you are bored with the 5.9 slab climbing.
*Please note that cutting manzanita is against state law and the park service has prohibited any new access trails being created around the formation.