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Thin Vice Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 17, 2007
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This is a cluster of huge blocks tucked against the base of east face of the boulder pile. Thin Vice (5.11c), the namesake of the area is a short, but technical seam up a north-facing block - perfect for warmer weather.

Getting There 

Approach as for the Love Nest block, but instead of turning off for those routes continue east on a good trail that leads to the Planet X area. Once even with the eastern edge of the rubble pile that the Love Nest is a part of, make a left (heading north) and look for a large round boulder about midway along the east side that's set back slightly (this is directly below the highpoint of the rubble pile). Scramble through brush and a small cave past the base of the Accidental Purist (5.10a) and then make a quick left to reach this short north-facing wall.

Climbing Season

For the Planet X Area area.

Weather station 11.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Thin Vice Area

The Accidental Purist 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Thin Vice Area
Stem off a rock to start and climb positive but grainy edges to reach a high first bolt. Small but good edges with decent feet are climbed past the first bolt (crux) to a second bolt where larger, more incut holds lead to the top. Bolted anchor/rap on top.The quality moves, sheltered location with no wind and the fact that this is a summit with no easy way to the top make up for the shortness of the climb. One star out of five. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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