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|Submitted By:||C Miller on Jul 10, 2002|
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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 28, 2011
This is a great crag with many enjoyable and quality routes. This north facing crag receives full shade with little traffic making this a nice spot to head out with a partner or a circus of friends. The approach is straight forward as you hike up the boulder field approaching the base.
Now that we know it's fine lines, in the shade and lacks traffic here comes the bad part......limited anchors make this crag a bit of a hassle. Aside from Pencil Neck Geek which has pseudo fixed anchors (slung bollard with rings) the rest of the crag is devoid of an easy decent. The scramble is time consuming and requires J-Tree descent finding skills. Exit climbers right wearing your tight crack shoes under a chimney, past chockstones, down a gully, through some catclaw to the formation floor then head back up through more boulders to the base.
Thinking of making a day of it? Consider bringing an extra rope and gear to construct a fixed rap line. At the end of the day, draw the short straw for who needs to break it down and hump it back down to the base.
By Richard Shore
Jan 3, 2012
There is a bolted rappel station located in a waterchute to the right of "Bluewind" as of 01/2012. This is approximately at the top of the line "Negro Vortex". Makes for a quick and easy descent for all routes left of "Pencil Neck Geek".
This is a wonderful crag for the 5.10 crack climber.