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House Of The Homeless 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Todd Swain, Todd Gordon and Cyndie Bransford, August 1990
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2005

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BETA PHOTO: House Of The Homeless (5.9), Joshua Tree NP

Description 

Down and right from Grit Roof, the obvious roof crack visible from the parking area, is this short fun face.

Climb steep, featured rock to a high first bolt and then move right and up the steep, frictiony face past two more bolts [hangers replaced 2/16/01 - ed.] to an anchor atop a sloping ramp. Rap or downclimb the ramp (to the climber's left) back to the base.

A quick hit if in the area and a good warm-up route to do in between some of the nearby classics. One star out of five.

Protection 

3 bolts, bolted anchor (all 3/8").



Photos of House Of The Homeless Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Another angle of moving past the 1st bolt
Another angle of moving past the 1st bolt
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up
Starting up
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving up past the 1st clip
Moving up past the 1st clip
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris after clipping the first bolt.
Chris after clipping the first bolt.

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By Steven Powers
Sep 26, 2002

This is a good route, a bit stiff for the grade but overall a lot of fun.
By Steven Powers
Jan 6, 2003

My friend and I did a first ascent near this route. It is a more direct finish to the previous route and has four bolts, it's a great climb.
By Chris Owen
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From: Big Bear Lake
Jan 24, 2005
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

One move between the 1st and 2nd bolt is quite strenuous and requires forethought for those of us who are unburly.
By Bo Johnston
Feb 6, 2005
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This was definitely a little harder than 5.8. I guess that's why it's listed as an 8+. I say 5.9. Anyhow, I remember making the first clip being scary with a fall down the chimney below possible if you slip.
By Matt Carroll
Jan 4, 2017

a #1 or .75 protects the bit before the first bolt if you feel so inclined. pretty straight forward either way.

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