This area is a little 10-15 minute stroll away from the parking lot and has some good climbs. The area is in the sun the entire day (with the exception of the route Tall Boy, morning shade) and has a nice staging area to drop off your stuff and enjoy a day in the sun. The area is about as quiet as it gets and if you saw another group, it would be a surprise.
Start by going west (away from the 'stirrup') from the parking lot of stirrup tank toward Bronto Rock and veer southwest (left). This should take you to Hai Karate rock. Its easiest to stay in the flat rather than getting close to the formation. About 5 minutes south of Hai Karate rock you should see off to the left a 80 foot left leaning block. This is the first climb in the Happy Hour Area, Tall Boy 5.10a. Around the corner (left) is a cul-de-sac of climbs, enjoy.
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One More Round 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Pabst Smear 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Tall Boy 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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One More Round 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Happy Hour Area
This route is on a prominent dike on a boulder at the start of the cul-de-sac that makes up the Happy Hour Area. It is a bit of a scramble to get to the climb, but well worth it for this unique climb. It traverses across the dike past a few bolts, once you get to the arete, you can choose your own route to the top. The traverse is probably 5.4/5 and the moves to the top are around 5.7, probably easier the taller you get. Fun route with unique feeling and good exposure....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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