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This southeast facing formation is characterized by a white face with an large patinaed arch, crossing right to left.High on the right side is a shelf capped by a large roof. The middle of the roof is split by a hand crack ( The Granite Dance ).
Follow the approach for Indian Country. The Medicine Bow is a high on the right side of the drainage, directly across from Indian Country.
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Granite Dance 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
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Granite Dance 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Medicine Bow
Blackfeet warriors suspended themselves from cords via skewers thrust through their chests. They then flung themselves about until the skewers ripped through their chests. This was the Sun Dance. For the Granite Dance, you'll suspend yourself by your hands and feet thrust into a just off horizontal roof. As you heave yourself up you'll pray that the granite doesn't rip from roof.Splitter crack through lighter rock characterizes the roof. The roof crack is actually composed of a large flake,...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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