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Pope's Cape Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 4, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Pope's Cape and Pope's Hat. Photo by Blitzo.


This is the block, just north of Pope's Hat.

Getting There 

Park at the west end of the Live Oak road. Walk south , past the big oak tree and up toward Pope's Hat.

Climbing Season

For the Live Oak Picnic Area area.

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: "The Heretic". Photo by Blitzo.

The Heretic 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Pope's Cape
This challenging sport route is found on the slightly-overhanging west face of the Pope's Cape, a large block sitting just below the much larger and distinctively shaped Pope's Hat.An awkward and somewhat funky thin crack/seam at the start leads to difficult moves higher on a portion of knobby rock and finishes with crux moves near the top as you deal with a bit of classic Joshua Tree thin face - luckily the friction is good. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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