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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kelly Vaught, Frank Bentwood
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Submitted By: toddgordon Gordon on Dec 16, 2012

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Aislyn Richmond on Panama Canal.


Climb up a short flake/crack (gear; small to med cams), then up past three bolts to a bolted anchor. Worthwhile climbing. Fun and interesting climbing.


Located right of Dry Lake and left of Noriega Does Panama


Gear at the start (small to med cams), and then three bolts to a bolted anchor (all 3/8").

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Rock Climbing Photo: Panama Canal (5.8), Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Panama Canal (5.8), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Frank Bentwood on Panama Canal.
Frank Bentwood on Panama Canal.

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By Richard Shore
Dec 29, 2012

Worth a quick lap if you're already over on this side of the formation. The black-colored hangers are a bit of an eyesore. Crux is probably the move getting off the ground.
By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 11, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Cool kind of liebacking moves up positive features leads to a somewhat delicate step left to finish up typical Josh grain. Fun
By C Miller
From: CA
Mar 11, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A little awkward getting established to clip the first bolt then good movement up the lieback section with a standard grain finish. It's nice to see new routes like this turn up in such heavily visited/developed areas.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 13, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

1/2" cam can protect the bouldery flake start. Once established the bolt that looks way up there is easily clipped. Nice movement, top is a little forced….are we suppose to smear that last move out or move slightly left using the plates on the neighboring wall. You can guess what I did.

Bolts have been repainted (thanks Bob, those were an eyesore).
By Ryan Watts
From: Bishop, CA
Feb 27, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I don't usually recommend avoiding routes but this one is pretty much complete choss from bottom to top. Maybe it'll clean up into something worthwhile but eh...I'd skip it.
Jul 24, 2016

This route was led all gear by Bill Cramer in 1995.

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