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Desert Skies/Morning Dove Area

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Dove Direct 
Every Color You Are 
Grotesque Old Woman 
Less Poetry Please 
Mister Witty 
Morning Dove White 
My Heart Grew Wings Under Desert Skies 
Take the Force of the Blow 
Tall Wall Left 
Tall Wall Middle 
This Is How We Do It... 
Wills Arete 

Desert Skies/Morning Dove Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 37.41698, -118.45133 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, John Robinson, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: AWinters on Nov 1, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Morning Dove Wall Topo

Description 

Located on the elevated West Rim, this area offers great moderate pocket problems with some easy, hard and high stuff too.

Getting There 

Walking up canyon, the West Rim is the rock band that runs along the entire left side of the canyon at the top of the hill. 'Desert Skies' is on the rim adjacent to the 'Happy Boulder Area'.

Climbing Season

For the Happy Boulders area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',4],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Desert Skies/Morning Dove Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Desert Skies/Morning Dove Area:
My Heart Grew Wings Under Desert Skies   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 25'   
Wills Arete   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 20'   
Mister Witty   V6 7A PG13     Boulder, 15'   
Every Color You Are   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Grotesque Old Woman   V7 7A+ PG13     Boulder, 15'   
Morning Dove White   V7-8 7B     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Desert Skies/Morning Dove Area
Rock Climbing Photo: In the thick of the crux

Tall Wall Middle V3+ 6A+ CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Highball. Stand-start high with good edges on the vertical wall. Make a big stretch up and right to a big square-cut sidepull, and head up on edges, OR go straight up from the starting holds on crimps and sidepulls. Slightly easier moves lead up to the safety of the big horizontal crack at 25 feet, followed by a few more feet of easy ground. The opening sequences feel like the physical crux, but you get off the deck real quick on this thing and the moves continue to be committing. Very head...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Desert Skies/Morning Dove Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: View from up on the East Rim
BETA PHOTO: View from up on the East Rim
Rock Climbing Photo: Mister Witty Topo
BETA PHOTO: Mister Witty Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling pockets at the Desert Skies Area
Pulling pockets at the Desert Skies Area

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