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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: FA: Pete Charkin, Alan Roberts, Bruce Howatt 1985
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Jan 1, 2005

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It is 30' right of Baby Roof, just left of an orange dihedral (Houdini Arete), and about 100 yards up from the desert floor. A great hand crack at the bottom with fun traversing with some exposure at the top. This is a great climb to practice hand crack technique, especially the first 25 feet.


Standard rack up to Camalot 3.5. Depending on your crack technique, you may want doubles of the hand size pieces for the bottom hand crack.

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By Josh Beck
Jan 6, 2005

1/5 stars for me, almost a bomb. Not the greatest rock, not terribly sustained, lots of rope drag potential and (for me) not terribly interesting. I was disappointed w/ this one but not a total bomb either.
By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 13, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Originally rated 5.10b con quatro estrellas.
By Mike Hack
Apr 2, 2006

I thought this was pretty fun - nice hand crack at the bottom, and a fun move getting into and around the roof (a crimp on the right edge of the roof makes it lots easier to get a left hand up and into a layback). Short but sweet.
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 14, 2007
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Bottom is very nice and turning the roof is "unique". My partner, who'd previously done this route many years ago, believes something has broken off just above the roof. Only place I can ever recall liebacking off both knees at once...and feeling like that was the best way to climb the sequence (my partner did the same thing, and I laughed until I got there). Not a mega classic, but worthwhile and one of the better in the area.
By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Apr 1, 2013

a favorite. wild, if into that. improbable moves with great exposure

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