Nice pic of Cakewalk. This guy was a Vet dermatolo...
Freeway Wall is a long formation with two distinct sections. It is easily identified by a prominent rampy slab on its south side on the chunk furthest from the road. The wall is popular and has several excellent 5.9 and harder climbs like Cakewalk
and Nobody Walks in LA
Head south on the Lost Horse dirt road. Freeway Wall is the first large formation reached and has a 4 car pullout, from which the rampy slab is visible. Follow the climber's trail to the boulders, and talus hop uphill to reach the more popular section section of the rock. The lower section is a short walk from the parking area.
Weather station 10.2 miles from here
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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',2]
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Cakewalk 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Upper Freeway Wall
Cakewalk climbs an obvious crack on the south side of Freeway Wall, fairly high up the gully before reaching the highpoint of a small pass.Climb the nice thin hand crack up to where the wall steepens and the crack thins. Traverse left a few feet to a juggy hand crack going over a small overhang. Head up and a bit right on the crack as it goes from hands to fingers to fist.This is a nice sustained pitch. Pretty easy for 5.9 - this is a good lead for those breaking into 9....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Freeway Wall.
Photo by Blitzo.
Freeway Wall, Joshua Tree NP