REI Community
Hemingway Buttress (East Face Center)
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
976 T 
Death in the Afternoon T 
Importance of Being Ernest, The T 
Moveable Feast T 
On the Nob T 
Poodle in Shining Armor T 
Poodle Jive T 
Poodle-oids from The Deep T 
Scary Poodles T 
Spoodle T 

Poodle in Shining Armor 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Randy Vogel, Darryl Nakahira, and Charles Cole, Nov. 1982
Page Views: 590
Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jul 31, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (5)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Dave starting the upper section of Poodle in Shini...


Well to the right of the center of the wall, this route climbs to the top of a tower. It is loose and scary, a route to avoid.


standard rack

Photos of Poodle in Shining Armor Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Cambria on the exposed finish of Poodles in Shinin...
Cambria on the exposed finish of Poodles in Shinin...
Rock Climbing Photo: "Poodle In Shining Armor". Photo by Blit...
BETA PHOTO: "Poodle In Shining Armor". Photo by Blit...

Comments on Poodle in Shining Armor Add Comment
Show which comments
By C Miller
From: CA
May 4, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route must have cleaned up over the years - some loose rock exists but there's nothing dangerous, and the exposed finish more than makes up for the lower portion. That said, it's still probably best recommended for those solid at the grade.

To descend: downclimb the short face to the north (climber's right) and then circle around the back to reach the rap anchors atop "The Importance of Being Ernest".
By Donno
From: Newport Beach
Mar 22, 2010

Just climbed this excellent route. The upper exposed buttress is super exciting with good rock. At the start, stay on the steep flakes, not the dirty trough.
By Chris D
From: the couch
Jan 3, 2012

Don't tell anyone, but this route is a lot of fun! Varied climbing over flakes and plates along the periphery of a trough leads to an step out to the left onto a pretty wildly exposed face, a great summit, and a spicy downclimb. Joshua Tree gear; take it for what it's worth.
By mhagny
Oct 14, 2016

This is a choss pile and almost entirely boring anyway. There's only a very short section of mildly interesting moves on decent rock at the top. I'm not even sure why this route is included in the guidebook. Skip it and move on!

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About