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YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: (TR) John Bachar, FL: Kurt Smith 1988
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 23, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Photo/topo for the Uncle Remus Block, Joshua Tree ...


Climb good edges past two bolts (crux), then grab a huge brown flake and make some committing moves manteling the flake to reach the third and last bolt. Easy moves lead to the top and a bolted anchor.

This is a fun route similar in character and difficulty to those found at The Love Nest. Well worth a spin if in the area and three stars out of five.


You'll find this route on the southwest corner of the Uncle Remus Block facing towards the Aiguille de Joshua Tree.


3 bolts (3/8"), 2 bolt anchor/rap (1/2")

Photos of Uncle Remus Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Moves up to the flake.
Moves up to the flake.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave cruising the OS.
Dave cruising the OS.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave mantling the flake on Uncle Remus.
Dave mantling the flake on Uncle Remus.
Rock Climbing Photo: Uncle Remus, 5.11
BETA PHOTO: Uncle Remus, 5.11

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By Murf
Jan 23, 2006

Airy going for the last bolt. You can sling the mantel edge before the move, but you might be best served by just going for it.
By C Miller
Jan 23, 2006

It's a little spicy making the mantle but the crux is past and the moves are much easier. I recall hearing you could sling the large flake but it looked like it had broken and it didn't seem worth hanging out trying to get the sling on - much easier to keep climbing!
By dnaiscool
Mar 29, 2015

Buyer Beware:There is potential for some big air if you come off working the smears up to that last bolt...Just sayin'...and if you have some big-loop Euro-style belay whose had a few too many bong hits, then you might just hit the deck...keep that belay on full alert with this spicy route, which is sorta flash pumpy, too.

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