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Hemingway Buttress (East Face Center)

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976 T 
Death in the Afternoon T 
Importance of Being Ernest, The T 
Moveable Feast T 
On the Nob T 
Poodle in Shining Armor T 
Poodle Jive T 
Poodle-oids from The Deep T 
Scary Poodles T 
Spoodle T 

Hemingway Buttress (East Face Center)  


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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 5, 2009
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The first crux of the climb. Pic by Kris Solem.

Description 

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).

Routes from left to right:

Spoodle (5.9)
To Have and Have Not (5.11b TR)
The Importance of Being Ernest (5.10c/d R)
Death in the Afternoon (5.11b)
The Bullfighter (5.11b)
Poodle Jive (5.9)
Scary Poodles (5.11b)
Poodle in Shining Armor (5.8)
This Ain't the Poodle-oids (5.8+ R)
Poodle-oids from The Deep (5.10b)
Moveable Feast (5.10c)
On the Nob (5.10b)
976 (5.9+ R)


Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.2 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

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 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Scary Poodles   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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The burly crack start. Pic by Kris Solem.

The Importance of Being Ernest 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b 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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