BETA PHOTO: 1 - Tall Boy (5.10a)
2 - One more round (5.7)
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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.
Weather station 12.3 miles from here
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Pabst Smear 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Happy Hour Area
Pabst Smear is at the end of the cul-de-sac of the Happy Hour Area. It's a 4th class scramble up to the climb, but not bad. When you get there, there's a nice staging area enough for a group, leave the heavy stuff below, just bring the quickdraws and the beverages. The climb itself is the epitome of joshua tree slab climbing. First bolt is about 12' up and the other two bolts are close enough to be safe. With rap rings on top, top rope is an easy set-up....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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