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A Walk on the Beach 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c PG13 [details]
FA: unknown, late 70's
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 3, 2002

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A Walk on the Beach (5.4), Joshua Tree NP


This route is located about 50' left of The Bong (5.4) and starts off a wedged flake which forms the left side of the corridor this and other climbs are in. Chimney up the corridor and onto a wedged block to reach the first bolt which is a little high. Continue up the lumpy face above past two more bolts to the top. Gear belay about 40' back and then walk off down and left.

This forgotten route sat for many years with rusted 1/4" hangerless bolts, and more recently was rebolted to provide another fun, easy route for the area.


3 bolts (3/8"), gear to 3" needed for anchors


This climb is 15' above and left of Ballbury and is the left-most climb on the wall.

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By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 27, 2006

Wow. A bolted 5.4 in Joshua Tree National Park. That's cool.
By Michael Lagueux
From: San Diego, CA
Jan 5, 2017
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

This route can be approached from left by scrambling up some blocks. Done this way, it's possible to simply step across the chockstone and onto the face to clip the first bolt, avoiding the chimney start.

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