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Right Baskerville Crack 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: John Long, Janet Wilts and Dan Dingle, 1977
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Submitted By: Gary Kleiger on May 4, 2003

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Brandon Reedy on Right Baskerville Crack


As you approach the area, you will see several blocks near each other. Baserkerville Rock is the leftmost of these formations. This route follows the crack furthest to the right on Baskerville Rock. Face climb for 15 feet until you reach a stance where one can place bomber pro. This is where the crux begins. The beauty of this route is that you'll get great stances to place gear, but the climbing never really eases off either. Enjoy!


finger-size pro to 0.75 inches. Large gear (2-3 inches) helpful for the belay or TR anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: at the crux low on the route
at the crux low on the route
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BETA PHOTO: Right Baskerville Crack from the bottom
Rock Climbing Photo: Lukas on Right Baskerville Crack
Lukas on Right Baskerville Crack
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Topping out
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sean on baskerville
Rock Climbing Photo: Baskerville Rock, Joshua Tree NP
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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 10, 2004

i was surprised that nobody had many any comments about this route - i really enjoyed it. short and sweet, fun climbing, good gear. if i remember correctly, a couple of hand-sized cams will make it easier to set a belay at the top - looking up at the crack from the bottom you may be tempted not to bring any. down climb off of the backside and hang a left around the formation to get back to the base.
By C Miller
Mar 12, 2004
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun moves and good gear make this a route to do when in the area. Don't miss the nearby Tossed Green and some of the great routes at the nearby White Cliffs of Dover.
By Dan Dingle
Nov 3, 2004

The FA was actually John Long, Janet Wilts, and Dan Dingle in April or May of 1977. John lead, I belayed, Janet went second, and I went third.
By namascar
Mar 21, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Excellent route. Nice approach to refresh you if you have a light hangover.
By Adam Stackhouse
Jan 28, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

outstanding jams and pro. Fun route
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Mar 1, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Quality route with good pro. Exciting. Might want to take some bigger gear for the anchor up to a 3.5 camalot.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Nov 24, 2007

Fun route on good rock. Not quite as good as the nearby tossed green.
By C Miller
Jun 8, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Right Baskerville Crack on Youtube -
By Russ Walling
Dec 12, 2012

Good route, good pro, with 3.6 interesting moves. Probably a bit harder than the area classic Tossed Green from a technical standpoint.
By dnaiscool
Apr 18, 2015

Janet Wilts, of the FA team, is the daughter of Chuck & Ellen Wilts. This dynamic team were very active climbers, and Chuck authored 3-4 editions of the guide to Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks from 1956 to about '73. Chuck was a PhD at Cal Tech, and his principle contribution to society was being on the team who discovered information storage on magnetic tape, like 8-Track and cassettes.

Fun Route...not as hard as the Exorcist.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Feb 18, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Chuck Wilts was also responsible for designing the Knifeblade Piton.

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