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Grain Surgery Wall

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Decompensator of Lhasa, The T 
Deflowered T 
Fist Full of Crystals T 
Grain Surgery T 
Hoopharkz T 
Phineas P. Phart T 
Super Monster Killer T 

Grain Surgery Wall  

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01915, -116.16642 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 27, 2009

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Sunny for much of the day and relatively sheltered from the wind this nice west-facing wall has a number of fine routes to choose from ranging from 5.4 to 5.11. Descent from this wall is typically via a rappel from the top of the route Grain Surgery.

Deflowered (5.7), Grain Surgery (5.10b), Fist Full of Crystals (5.10c R) and The Decompensator of Lhasa (5.10c) are some of the notable routes here.

Routes from left to right:

Grain Surgery (5.10b)
Super Monster Killer (5.11a R)
Fist Full of Crystals (5.10c R)
Hoopharkz (5.4)
Deflowered (5.7)
The Decompensator of Lhasa (5.10c)
Phineas P. Phart (5.10a)
Lov'in Kohler (5.9)
Phineas Pinnacle (5.5)

Getting There 

See the Steve Canyon page for detailed approach information about getting to Steve Canyon.

Once inside the canyon head north passing Sidewinder Rock - West Face and the Grain Surgery Wall will be the next formation to your right (east).

Climbing Season

For the Steve Canyon area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

7 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grain Surgery Wall:
Hoopharkz   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Deflowered   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Grain Surgery   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Decompensator of Lhasa   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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The Decompensator of Lhasa 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Grain Surgery Wall
Located on the right hand face of the upper east side of Steve Canyon. Start off a boulder to the right of the large central chimney system (Hoopharkz, 5.4). From the boulder, reach out right to a horizontal and the left-arching crack system above (small cams). A direct start is possible (5.11c/d) but the complete lack of pro keeps people off. Above, gear in the horizontal protects moves up to steep friction past 2 bolts (crux). Higher, a third bolt protects a traverse right to the arete w...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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