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Bong Along 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Mike Paul et al 1970's
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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 30, 2007

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Brandt leading Bong Along. The nut placements to h...


Climb an easy but interesting slabby face to a bolt, make some thin moves just above it, and then continue to the top via thin cracks and friction.

This somewhat obscure route has some interesting history - the original bolt (since replaced) on this route was the first that a young Mike Paul drilled in Joshua Tree (the bolt hanger was made in his high school metal shop); he would go on to author many more new routes in Joshua Tree and throughout Southern California.


This short, shady and northerly facing route is located around and right from Guardian Angels and about 50' left of Zardoz.


bolt (3/8"), gear to 2 inches with bong optional

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