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This portion of the wall extends from the climb Spoodle to 976 and is home to a number of quality routes including Moveable Feast (5.10c), The Importance of Being Ernest (5.10c/d), Death in the Afternoon (5.11b) and Scary Poodles (5.11b).
Park in the large paved lot off the main road and follow the signed path to the wall. The approach time is around 10 minutes from the car.
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The Importance of Being Ernest 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Scary Poodles 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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The Importance of Being Ernest 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
Pull the initial crack to the first roof. Pull up on the positive holds, and move up the thin crack. Be alert for gear placements, which are sparse but available. A fall above this roof with bad/no gear could have serious consequences on the slab below.The second roof is the surprise of the route, discard your expectations before you get there. Interesting moves and solid gear will see you to the top.This route is serious for the grade, but decent gear is available. The copperheads are no longe...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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