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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Kenny Clark on Apr 3, 2011  with updates from Eriks Rozners

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BETA PHOTO: Demagogue from the bottom, draws hung.

In critical habitat area for the Desert Tortoise


This route starts up a steep slab with tons of foot placements. If you don't know what to do, look down and move your feet. After a few bolts it gets slabby and very easy, then leads into a slight bulge that is pretty fun.

The rock quality is great. The limestone at Kelly's Rock is bullet-hard, and somewhat sharp. Just go easy on the hands, and work the feet.


There are 3 routes between "Wet My Whistle" and "The Awakening". This is the middle one.


6 bolts to chains. Felt well-protected.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown 2:  Alexis gettin' 'er done.
Unknown 2: Alexis gettin' 'er done.

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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 19, 2016

Long gone now so can't quite remember the specifics. Is this the same route listed as k2 5.8 in the Limestone Bible? Photo did me no favors in remembering but didn't really match the description.
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Nov 19, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Yes. In the Limestone Bible it's K2.

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