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Moustache, The T 
Mr. Maxle S 
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Wild Dream T 

Mr. Maxle 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Jan 30, 2016

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Side view of climber on Mr. Maxle.


Begin climbing right of the toe of the buttress on the steep slab. Climb up friction past two horizontals to a steep face. Continue up the face past another horizontal to the top.


South end of Zippy Rock. The broad buttress 40 ft left of Gargoyle.


5 bolts & 2-ring Fixe anchor shared with Gargoyle & Canalizo.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Kim leading Mr. Maxle
Kim leading Mr. Maxle
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top of Mr. Maxle.
Nearing the top of Mr. Maxle.
Rock Climbing Photo: South end of Zippy Rock.
South end of Zippy Rock.

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By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Feb 7, 2016

Did this last week..we liked it..
By carmen60350 Cendejas
Feb 29, 2016

A bunch of us took turns leading this climb. Thanks for setting it up. I'm surprised this was setup so recently given the easy access to the area.
Rock Climbing Photo: Brent leading his way to the crux
Brent leading his way to the crux

Rock Climbing Photo: Shared bolted anchor.
Shared bolted anchor.

Rock Climbing Photo: Side view of climber on Mr. Maxle.
Side view of climber on Mr. Maxle.
By John Wanner
Mar 21, 2016

Perhaps one of the best routes in Joshua Tree at its grade. Reasonably well protected, clean rock & easy access make this well worth doing
By Josh Lemonds
From: Westminster
Mar 30, 2017

Led this with a big black Chuckwalla staring at me the whole time. I hope he didn't see me pulling on the last quickdraw to get past the crux. I had my belayer walk the rope over to Gargoyle so we could toprope it.

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