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This is the rock behind the rock behind Pathetic Dome. As you approach Pathetic Dome from the road, walk around it on the left side. The next rock is the Prime Clump; keep walking, and next the Nuclear Reactor Rock should come into view. Look for a hand crack that eventually peters out a short distance below a bolt (that's "Cunning Linguist," also known as "We'll Get Them Little Pricks").
Walk across the street from the Jumbo Rocks campground. Keep walking, bear slightly left, look for an obvious dome with an obvious offwidth/chimney splitting it up the middle. It's kind of hard to miss.
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Chernobyl Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
We''ll Get Them Little Pricks (AKA Cunning Linquist) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Nuke the Whales 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
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Stan And Ollie 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Nuclear Reactor Rock
Stan and Ollie follows a narrow dike that begins as leftward-trending, and straightens up fifteen feet or so off the ground. The straight up start is more difficult. Start to the right, and gain a horizontal (so you're standing on top of the dike) about eight feet off the ground. Walk left and move up to the bolt; there's an opportunity for small gear to protect the potential ground fall here, but it's not great. From the bolt, make a couple 5.7 sequences to gain a short, vertical, ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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