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On the left end of the wide west face is an obvious crack, with a wide water groove running up the slab to it, that's it.

Despite the name, do not think of this as a beginner's climb, and especially not a beginner's lead. There are some cruxy sections, and protection is not always obvious or easy to place.

Ethic: inherited from Joshua Tree National Park

Be aware that you are climbing and staying in a National Park. Certain rules apply for climbers regarding climbing and camping, please make sure to get the latest rules once you enter the park.


Route History:

There is no known route history.


Located in The Blob approx:
Lat/Long: 34.018304,-116.164258

Route Grade Citations

5.3 PG Community registered grade
5.2 Joshua Tree National Park California: Classic Rock Climbs
5.2 Rock Climbing Guide: Joshua Tree
5.5 PG

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 46%

Lead Styles

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crux sandbag good easy chimney

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