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The Sand Donkey (aka Will It or Won't It) 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: (TR) Bob Gaines and Patty Kline, FA: (Lead w/bolts) Andy Gorrill, Aubrey Adams, T.G., Ethan Micele, Evan Micele, Alex Barker, Taylor Barker, S
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Submitted By: toddgordon Gordon on Jul 2, 2015

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Climbing up just past the crux. Great warm up rout...

Description 

The route is fun and safe and cool, and has a very short approach. What's not to like about it....

Location 

Located on the east face (right side) of Willit Pillar.

Protection 

Six bolts and one fixed pin to a bolted anchor. Quick draws only


Photos of The Sand Donkey (aka Will It or Won't It) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Sand Donkey....an Indian Cove favorite
The Sand Donkey....an Indian Cove favorite
Rock Climbing Photo: Styling on The Sand Donkey....
Styling on The Sand Donkey....
Rock Climbing Photo: Aubrey Adams on The Sand Donkey
Aubrey Adams on The Sand Donkey
Rock Climbing Photo: Chalking up before a lead
Chalking up before a lead
Rock Climbing Photo: Cleaning The Sand Donkey after a fun lead
Cleaning The Sand Donkey after a fun lead
Rock Climbing Photo: Caitlin Scott on The Sand Donkey
Caitlin Scott on The Sand Donkey

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By chrismicele
Jul 3, 2015

Fun climb with a good flow to it .
By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Jul 12, 2015

The crux move is much harder than 5.7 if you are shorter than 6 feet tall. (this happens....)....
By Bob Gaines
Jul 14, 2015

FA (Toprope) Bob Gaines and Patty Kline, Feb. 2005.

We named it "Will It or Won't It" and rated it 5.8

This is just left of "Willit Hold?" 5.8 PG, which climbs up past several horizontals to a left-slanting thin crack/seam, FA: Alan Bartlett, Dave Haber, and Carl Branyan, December 1990.
By Tan Slacks
From: Joshua tree
Oct 3, 2015

5.7 or 5.8? It was a fun 5.7+ route. Not a one move wonder.
By William Riley
From: Langley
Feb 22, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fun sport climb on a slab wall. Crux is about midway past the fixed piece with an up and over move. Sunny spot during the day...
By Howard
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Feb 21, 2017

Didn't see 5.7 at all here. Reasonably thought provoking, the fun keeps coming throughout the route. Never expected sport to be so much fun.

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