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Top of Intersection Rock, Joshua Tree NP.


Member Since: Nov 29, 2012
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Stoney Point : Jesus Wall : Old Aid Bolt Ladder (5.5 C1 PG13)
By: david doucette When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: I climbed the bolt ladder today 5.28.13 for the first time trying aid. it was super fun!

@ryan, thanks for the rebolting, fantastic job!

@jordan, you should update the description on this page is it's certainly not manky anymore since ryan's rebolting. i'd say it's pretty bomber, although i wouldn't want to take a whipper. I prefer to top rope solo it.

if you're top rope soloing, there are three rap rings/bolts up top. I didn't use them though as, well, it's bolts in sandstone ;) in... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Left Side : The Trough (5.4)
By: david doucette When: May 12, 2013

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Comments: Just climbed this today, 5.12.13 (did it a couple of time a few years ago). Route is nice and dry with a couple of wet spots deep in some of the cracks. Great intro for tahquitz. There are a couple of challenging moves for its rating;

1. Second Pitch - coming out of the 1st belay. protectable but awkward. takes gear well.
2. Third pitch - offwidth midway thru. difficult first move to get in the offwidth.
3. Fourth Pitch - going above of pine tree ledge (perfect place for lunch BTW), s... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Bear Island : Kodiak (5.5)
By: david doucette When: Dec 14, 2012

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Comments: definitely worth doing especially after knocking out the chief, not too far from here.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Reggie Dome : The Chief (5.5)
By: david doucette When: Dec 14, 2012

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Comments: best 5.5 in the park, not counting right on of course.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : Mike's Books (5.6)
By: david doucette When: Dec 7, 2012

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Comments: I climbed this yesterday. the 5.6 traverse start shown in the old vogel book is tricky and we didn't do it. the step across is completely unprotected. we opted for the chute just to the left of the 5.8 start.

pitch 2, be sure to bring a number 4 and a 5 if you have them. the biggest piece i had was a number 3 and i kept moving it up 2 or 3 times as i climbed. would have been more helpful to have those bigger pieces. slab part at top has a bolt, not too tricky just stay steady on your feet.

so... more >>