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Dogsbody, The TR 
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King Tubby T 
Master Blaster T 
Sun Dog Chimney S 
Sun Runner S 
Wedge, Regular Route T 

The Wedge Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Aug 19, 2006

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The Wedge is a prominent pinnacle just southwest of Cunning Rock, north of the road, and about half way between Jumbo Rocks campground and Live Oak Picnic area. It was the scene of some early JT climbing. The rock is very coarse.

Getting There 

It can be easily seen (and approached) from the road.

Climbing Season

For the Jumbo Rock Area area.

Weather station 9.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Half way up sun dog!

Sun Dog Chimney 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Wedge
Climb the chimney to the right of the previous routes. The crux involves getting past the second bolt to get into the chimney.Classic chimney climbing past 10 more bolts gets you to the top.Scramble to the right then climb up to the shelf above and then back left to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Wedge and Exhibit Rock
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By Richard Shore
Nov 26, 2011
There are at least 5 or 6 new sport routes, most with bolted anchors, that have gone up in this area in the last month or two. The rock is gritty, and may or may not clean up with subsequent ascents. The routes tend to follow angling dikes or flaring chimneys, and are decent fun. I do not know the names, FA, or ratings, but most felt in the 5.10-11 range. Explore and enjoy. Very sunny and warm for the colder days.

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