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This popular section of the wall extends from More Funky than Junky to The Sun Also Rises and is home to lots of moderate crack routes with a few face climbs in the harder grades. Some of the better routes here include White Lightning (5.7), Dung Fu (5.7), Feltonian Physics (5.8), Overseer (5.9), Rock Wren (5.10a), Prepackaged (5.10a), Poodles are People Too (5.10b) and The Roadrunner (5.11c).
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 Left) :
White Lightning 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Dung Fu 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Coyote Bait 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Feltonian Physics 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Smoke-a-Bowl 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Overseer 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Golden Years 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Prepackaged 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Poodles are People Too 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Featured Route For Hemingway Buttress (East Face Left)
Overseer 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
Start up the hollow-sounding expando flake to gain the main crack above. After regaining composure, continue on 5.8 terrain that sucks up nuts until it is possible to cut up and out left onto steeper ground. This is the crux, and protects well with a .75 size cam. Pull through exciting and exposed crux and traverse left to easier ground. Gear anchor. To descend, walk to climber's right and rap from farther set of bolt anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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