Detached Wall Rock Climbing
Located in the drainage between The Bulkhead/Wernal Walls and Rattlesnake Buttress ridge, the Detached Wall holds the "Detachable Penis" 5.10d and "Cuatro Manos Grandes" 5.10b. From the Wernal Walls look west and down about 150 yards, there is a wall with two cracks, this is the Detached Wall.
Approach as for Vernal Walls; continue down and west from the WW for about 150 yards.
Alternative approach/descent is behind the Margaret Thatcher Spire. Cut through the high behind MT Spire; continue up and through the middle of drainage to the wall. If ending the day here or at the Chocolate Corridor, this is the best descent. Be careful to head for the obvious notch below the Bulkhead, go too far down the drainage and you'll end up ledging out.
Climbing Season For the Rattlesnake Canyon area.
Weather station 5.9 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Detached Wall
Detachable Penis 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b California
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Detached Wall
Left of Cuatro Manos, this is the center crack on the Detached Wall. Crack starts in an alcove, with a flake on the outside edge. A large, downward jutting, phallic shaped flake sits just right of the crack at the top of the alcove.Climb the creaky flake to good finger jams at the top of the alcove. A leader may want to avoid using the as-yet undetached flake, although it is reported as solid. Continue through an offwidth to another section of good fingers and thin hands. ...[more] Browse More Classics in California