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Arid Piles - Northwest Face

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29 Palms 
39 Slaps, The 
Edge of Doom 
Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow 
Mr. Bunny Quits 
Napkin of Shame 
Nice and Steep and Elbow Deep 
Outsiders, The 
Quarter Moon Crack 

Arid Piles - Northwest Face 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 18, 2009
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This portion of the Arid Piles has the highest concentration of routes with close to twenty routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.12c with a fairly even mix of crack and face routes. Morning shade and afternoon sun.

Some of the better routes here are the finger crack of Mr. Bunny Quits (5.10a), the exhilarating Edge of Doom (5.10c), the stemming testpiece 29 Palms (5.11d) and the technical and brilliant Quickstone (5.12c R).

Getting There 

Approach from the end of the Lost Horse Road or the parking area at Real Hidden Valley, although the latter is slightly shorter timewise. The approach takes 10-20 minutes depending upon your starting point.

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arid Piles - Northwest Face:
Edge of Doom   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
29 Palms   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Tony Yaniro on the FA of 29 Palms (5.11d), Joshua Tree NP. Photo by Alan Nelson.

29 Palms 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Arid Piles - Northwest Face
Difficult lieback/jam moves reach the very steep left-facing corner with a seam in the middle. Extremely technical and challenging palming and stemming moves go over a bulge to a lower angle section with a finger sized crack. Near the top the climb steepens before the anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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