A vertical, flaring crack that rises 15 ft. above the center of the Gunsmoke traverse.
Climb juggy rails up to a vertical crack with a big move to the sloping lip. An easy mantel gets you onto the ledge, ending the problem. Walk off the ramp to the left.
A pad may be desirable as the ground is hard packed dirt.
Working up towards the vertical crack of High Noon...
"High Noon" photo by Blitzo.
Nicholas Rondilone on High Noon. Photo by Daniel T...
"High Noon" Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: High Noon Topo
Cedar Wright on "High Noon". Photo by Bl...
Myself on High Noon - Natalie Duran
Drew Wang working High Noon
Seth working on High Noon
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 14, 2007
rating: V5 6C
You'll want a pad or two for sure. Bottom moves are easier for tall people, but a hand/foot match up high may favor short folks. Crux sidepull is not as good as you expect and feels much better on a cold day. The mantle is easy, but the holds/crack toward the back of the shelf often have sand/dirt on them..may want to go up top and brush them off beforehand. Not strength intensive, but somewhat committing. Easiest descent is to continue up from the mantle about 8' following a low angle handcrack, then go straight back until you can walk down easy ledges angling left.
Dec 27, 2009
+1 for a pad...at least for us roped up wimps