|Alien Head Area
On the largest south-facing crag on the hillside there are 2 bolted lines....the left one goes more or less straight up, and the right traverses a bit (right to left) on a dike weakness; Holly Hipkiss is the right route on the dike. A steep start on big holds leads up the weakness past bolts to an anchor.
This route is on the large So. facing cliff easily seen from the Rattlesnake parking. Hike across Rattlesnake wash, and start hiking up the gully to the right of the crags. After awhile, hike directly up to the crag. This is the right of 2 bolted climbs on the formation.
5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor (quickdraws only).
Tucker Tech on the knobs of Holly Hipkiss.
BETA PHOTO: Holly Hopkiss (5.8), Joshua Tree NP
|Comments on Holly Hipkiss
|By C Miller|
Jan 3, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
A cruxy start with a bad landing segues into fun, featured face climbing on knobs and edges with a little bit of loose rock thrown in for good measure.
An easy downclimb exists down slabs to the climber's right.
From: Orange County, CA
Nov 29, 2013
The start is right over a large barrel cactus- spotting is a must. Otherwise a good route, well protected by bolts.