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Chuckawalla Wall
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Apostasy S 
Armageddon S 
As the Crows Fly S 
As the Jerks Fly S 
Capt'n Rehab S 
Cross, The S 
Dirtbag S 
Double Cross S 
Emergency Exit S 
Farmers Tan S 
Garden Of Eden, The S 
Good Old Chuck S 
Happiness is Coming S 
Just Another Bolt in the Wall S 
Mecca S 
Pilgrimage S 
Popular Demand S 
Sand Puppy S 
Sand Witch S 
Sandcastle S 
Sands of Blood S 
Say Your Prayers S 
Second Coming S 
Solace S 
Staloner S 
Still Waiting S 
Three Bars Black S 
Tombstone Bullets S 
Vertical Smile S 


YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: J. Visser, (90's)
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 26, 2003

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Tony Bubb leads 'Dirtbag' (10b) at Chuckawalla Wal...


This climb is the fourth from the right on the wall, past Sands of Blood on the junky-looking blunt arete, Apostasy, and Solace.

Descend 150 meters from the parking lot to the wall and walk to a line of bolts perhaps 7 meters left or the right-hand edge of the main buttress. A line of 4 bolts leads to chains up top.

The climbing is mostly positive, but a crux up top is a little awkward and thin, so it might not be the best warm up, particularly for shorter climbers. I found this route just a little more difficult than its 5.10a neighbor.


A rack of draws, plus something up top for the chain anchor.

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Jay E. Leading Dirt Bag. Photo: Roth
Jay E. Leading Dirt Bag. Photo: Roth
At the first bolt...
At the first bolt...
Jon on lead.
Jon on lead.

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By Nathan Fisher
Jan 18, 2006
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

Finish was exciting, with a delicate sloper just before the chains.
By EricW
From: Sandy, Ut
Jan 22, 2008

Fun route. Crux at the anchor
By Hyrum j. C
From: St george, ut
Sep 19, 2013
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Great climb. easier crux at about half way up and then a harder crux at the top. get to the horizontal crack like thing and traverse to the right a little bit and then go up to the crimpers and clip from there. i almost always end up grabbing the chains to clip this one.
By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Aug 12, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I found the end of this climb hard. I have climbed it a couple of times now, and if you go left or right, the holds get pretty crimpy near the chains. I like the finish of tombstone bullets much better. I'd call this 10b, because of the finish.
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