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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hemingway Buttress (East Face Center):
The Importance of Being Ernest 5.10c/d R Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Scary Poodles 5.11b Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Featured Route For Hemingway Buttress (East Face Center)
Scary Poodles 5.11b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
The premiere route on the wall, this stellar line is classic Josh. Found in the center of the formation, this lies just right of a chimney and is identified by left- slanting thin cracks in brown rock. The moves aren't that difficult, but the trick is hanging out long enough to wiggle the gear in. A pin protects the lower crux, although there is another tricky section just below the top. Mostly face climbing with gear, this is like an advanced version of Poodles Are People Too, which lies furt...[more] Browse More Classics in CA