Cirque of the Climbables - Left Side
The left side of the Cirque of the Climbables
has a number of fun routes to enjoy with The Christmas Present
(5.4 R), Peer Pressure
and Lotus Flower (5.11a) some of the better lines in the area.
Hike north from the parking circle along the old road as it passes through some low hills, turns east and then meanders towards the base of Queen Mountain where you can pick up a cairned trail that steadily gains elevation to the now visible crags. Plan on 30-50 minutes for the approach.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
5 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Cirque of the Climbables - Left Side
Peer Pressure 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
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Climb a crack that turns to more of a seam at the crux - a bulging section that requires some delicate face moves above tiny wires. The gear is good and the moves positive, although getting the gear in is problematic. A really fun, but unfortunately short, route that leaves one wishing the pitch was a little longer. Well worth doing in in the area when combined with some of the nearby starred routes. Two stars out of five....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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By Richard Shore
Feb 4, 2013
There appear to be at least 3 bolted (newer?) routes in this area, right off the main trail. None of these are in the guidebooks, and none of them were the "Christmas Tree Arete" which I was looking for. Anybody have beta on these lines?
From: Joshua Tree, California
Feb 4, 2013
I believe they are Gerberding/Al Dude routes;....I need to find out more too...
OK....here's what I got....Left route Lotus Flower (5.11a) five bolts to anchor. Middle route three bolts (5.10a), and right route 5.9 (2 bolts). Located down and right of Xmas tree arete...