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Arid Piles - Southwest Face

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Acid Crack, The 
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Arid Piles - Southwest Face 


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Administrators: C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 18, 2009
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Arid Piles-Southwest Face.
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Description 

This sunny portion of the Arid Piles despite it's large size only has about a half dozen routes ranging from 5.9 to 5.12d. Popeye (5.11a), The Taming of the Shoe (5.11a R) and The Acid Crack (5.12d) are recommended routes for the area.


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.


4 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arid Piles - Southwest Face:
The Acid Crack   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Arid Piles - Southwest Face
Colin Lantz leading Acid Crack 1985.

The Acid Crack 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Arid Piles - Southwest Face
This not often done Josh testpiece climbs an overhanging thin fingers crack. This classic is located about halfway between Popeye on the right and Edge of Doom on the left, on the southeast end of Arid Piles. It sits atop the formation, so a bit of scrambling from the desert floor gets one to the base....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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