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Nobody Walks in LA 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Charles Cole, Steve Anderson & Marjorie Shovlin, 1981
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Jan 7, 2003  with updates from Will S

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Steve Kahan at the crux.


This route starts left of Anacram (5.10c) at a yucca below a small roof.

Climb up to the overlap, and the corner beyond, then cross a slab and tackle a short steep section. Climb the crack above to the roof line. Cross this on the left and head up a thin, steep crack, this eases to become a chimney.


Standard rack to 3". Small wires at the crux.

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Rock Climbing Photo: photographer: Ying Lau
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Rock Climbing Photo: "Nobody Walks In L.A." Photo by Blitzo.
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By Josh Beck
Jan 7, 2003

A more interesting and in my opinion better way to finish this route is to move left 5' from the base of the chimney to a short (12-15') vertical dihedral with a roughly finger sized crack in it. A couple steep moves up this lead to a mantel top out instead of the easier / less elegant squeeze chimney to the right.
By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 4, 2003

I agree with Josh about the finish. This is a fantastic route - one of my favorite pitches at JTree so far.
By Randy
Feb 7, 2005

It is also possible to traverse left from the thin crack section and finish at the bolted anchor for Sig Alert (aka Cast Up A Highway).

The crux of this route seems to be the initial corner at the bottom.
By tony grice
Nov 13, 2006

Super fun, cool climbing, lots of cool mini roofs and stems. DO IT!
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Apr 30, 2008

Way fun!
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 3, 2016

The climbing is fun enough, but I found a few sections of poor rock quality. Might be cleaner now, this was many years ago, but I tossed off a few loose things when I did it around 2006.

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