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Hemingway Buttress (East Face Right)

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Farewell to Poodles T 
Astropoodle T 
Dangerous Poodle, The T 
Easy As Pi T 
For Whom the Poodle Tolls T 
Fusion Without Integrity T 
Head Over Heals T 
Mind Blender T 
Mind Meld TR 
Mind Over Matter T 
Mind over Splatter T 
Old Man and the Poodle, The T 
Ravens Do Nasty Things To My Bottom T 
Route 182 T 
Space Walk T 
Suspect Rock T 
Unknown T 

Hemingway Buttress (East Face Right) Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.02459, -116.17916 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 5, 2009
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This portion of the wall extends from The Old Man and the Poodle to Easy As Pi and offers a handful of routes including Space Walk (5.8), Head Over Heals (5.10a) and Astropoodle (5.10c).

Routes from left to right:

The Old Man and the Poodle (5.8)
For Whom the Poodle Tolls (5.9)
A Farewell to Poodles (5.9)
Head Over Heals (5.10a)
Astropoodle (5.10c)
Mind over Matter (5.10a R)
Space Walk (5.8)
Mind over Splatter (5.10a)

And further right seperated by a gap is:

Suspect Rock (5.9)
Puzzlin' Evidence (5.11b)
Fusion Without Integrity (5.10b)
Route 182 (5.8)
Ravens Do Nasty Things To My Bottom (5.9)
Easy As Pi (5.7)

Getting There 

Park in the large paved lot off the main road and follow the signed path to the wall. The approach time is around 15 minutes from the car.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.2 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hemingway Buttress (East Face Right)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hemingway Buttress (East Face Right):
For Whom the Poodle Tolls   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Head Over Heals   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Astropoodle   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Head Over Heals 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
A great climb with a combination of fun gymnastic roof turning moves followed by a great hand/finger crack. Climb up a ramp to a bolt on the right side of the roof. There is a bolt there that you can clip by lying back on a flake. Be careful not to pull out on the flake as it is thin and hollow. If you are under 5'9" you may have trouble reaching it. Make sure your shoulders and hamstrings are in good shape for turning the roof. Using your leg to lever yourself up over the roof can be really hel...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Jeff around the crux of Old Man and the Poodle, Ma...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hemingway Buttress, East Face, right side
BETA PHOTO: Hemingway Buttress, East Face, right side

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By alex carey
May 23, 2017
Did something in between astropoodle and mind over matter. Instead of pulling the roof on head over heels and isntead of heading right around the corner of the roof, I went up and left through the second roof, above head over heels. Then moves right after the roof and made my way towards, mind over matter. It seemed decently bolted for this but this description doesnt fit anything I see here.

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