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Office Party 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 6 pitches, 350', Grade V
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: The unknow route is super fun and it's a good speedy route. Some parts are kind of 4th classish but other parts are really good.
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Submitted By: Brandon M on Feb 21, 2012  with updates from Russ Walling

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tuen Von Dijk on Office Party.
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nearing the top of P1 I believe
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Ethan Pullan leading pitch 2 of unknown multi.
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By Emerson Takahashi
Nov 25, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Incredible area! The climb was a little hard to find without much information, but is a lot of fun.
Walk up the hill until you see a big cairn marking a fork in the trail. Head left, down across the wash and onto a trail that leads you back around to the front of the wall. When you cross a small field of talus, turn uphill and follow that trail to base of the route. There are three closely bolted routes along the right side of the wall. The right-most climb is another multi-pitch route, totally independent of this route. The two routes to the left share anchors for P1 of this route. I recommend line on the left, it is the easier of the two with awesome holds and movement(starts next to the tree)

P1: 5.8 20m
P2: 5.8 30m
P3: 5.6 30m
P4: 5.9 25m
P5: 5.8 30m climbing through first two bolts was tough, gets good right afterwards
P6: 5.10a 25m After topping out onto the ledge, I missed the anchors and kept walking up the ledge until I got to(and climbed) the final pitch of Simple Truths.

Rap the route with a single 60m rope
By Manderson198
Apr 2, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Good description above by Emerson on how to find the climb. Start just to the left of the tree. Can't miss it.

Climbed this with Dan D. on 1 April. Super fun, and mostly casual. A couple of notes:

Most pitches are fairly short, and can be linked easily. However, bring some long runners, as this is quite the wandering route. Most of the pitch lengths seemed much shorter than what was mentioned above. I thought the 4th pitch was the most physically demanding, while the 6th was more technically difficult. I'd break down the grades as follows:

Pitch 1: 5.8 (very short)
Pitch 2: 5.7
Pitch 3: 5.5
Pitch 4: 5.9+
Pitch 5: 5.8
Pitch 6: 5.10-

Great route--could be a good warmup for some of the harder adjacent multis.
By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Nov 26, 2015

In the T. Goss guidebook and Misty's Limestone Bible, this route is called "Office Party". It is the 2nd route from the right on the wall. The furthest right route (in the Goss book) is called Mystery Companion (5.10a...although I though it was a bit harder than 5.10a). In Misty Murphy's Limestone Bible, she has Office Party correctly, but does not have the Mystery Companion route listed. That being said,....the route is super cool and the whole area is fantastic. The route is not Grade V.....it only takes a few hours to do;..the pitches are short, the protection and belays are all bolts, and the raps down the wall go very quickly.
A Grade III perhaps.
By Derek Field
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 9, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The overall terrain on this gigantic wall is low-angle 5.8 face climbing with plentiful features. For this reason, I would highly recommend this route as a first big multi-pitch outing.
By Russell Cohen
From: Redwood City, California
Apr 13, 2016

With a 60m rope & 20 draws:

Link 1+2: 30m
Link 3+4: 35m
P5: 30m -- not sure where p6 was, maybe we missed an anchor we passed...

4 raps to the ground:
5 -> 4 -> 3 -> 1+2
By MN norske
From: Henderson
Apr 14, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Thought pitch one (right start not left) was 5.9 but it was a good time. We did this in three pitches. Pitch two was 5.10 a/b which was the crux for us. Pitch three was sweet climbing the arete instead of going left past it (which bolt line was correct I am unsure, but we thought the arete felt 9+/10- so maybe that was the correct last pitch).. Thought the crux move on this was similar in difficulty to simple truths (10c) to the left.

Down in three raps with 70.
15 draws were more than enough.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 18, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Consistent climbing on good rock for a few hundred feet at a moderate grade with a killer top out- what's not to like?

I thought this route was fantastic and a great intro to the area.

With a 70m line, you'll want to link the first three pitches (probably 20+ draws), then the next two, and then the final corner on its own if you want to get up and down quick. If you're not in a rush, pitch it out (except you should link 1+2, since combined they're barely 30m).
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Oct 10, 2016
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

So so route with a bit of wandering and not that great of rock. Last pitch I guess is the big left facing corner with the wide crack and bolts out left. No way in Satans world is this pitch 5.10. It might be 5.7.

I would not do this one again if in the area. Very average.
By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Nov 8, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Really fun romp with a few short bits that might be 5.10. Easy to link pitches and as stated above, this is the perfect route to get warmed up to/acclimated to the area.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 19, 2016

Okay route but I wouldn't say the bees knees for quality. Nice aspect when you top out and the lower 3 pitches are really fun but as you progress to the upper tears the quality drops and so does the star rating. If you're truly expecting a 3/4 star classic you'll likely be disappointed as I was. Fun enough, don't get me wrong but do yourself a favor and have a back up plan and other routes to do in the area. Solid two stars, but beyond that you're doing yourself a disservice. Linked 1/2, 3/4, then pitched out 5 & 6. Mix/match your rap choice we elected for 6 >5, linked 5/4, > 3/2 then single to the ground.

Linking pitches I set off with the intention to count the bolts. As usual got a bit distracted but this is probably pretty accurate, anyone else with more specifics chime in and I'll adjust accordingly.

Linked 1/2 is 9 bolts, Linked 3/4 18 bolts, 5 is 5 bolts and pitch 6 is 8 bolts.