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Nuclear Reactor Rock 


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Submitted By: Mark J. Nelson on Jan 10, 2003
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Description 

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").


Getting There 

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.


Climbing Season


7 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Nuclear Reactor Rock:
Chernobyl Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
We''ll Get Them Little Pricks (AKA Cunning Linquist)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Nuke the Whales   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Nuclear Reactor Rock
Crux move over the first overlap.

Helicopter Memory Farts 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Nuclear Reactor Rock
Up to overlap and, rather tricky, onto the slab above with the first bolt for protection. Rough friction, somewhat nervously, leads to the second bolt. More friction trending a little leftwards leads to a horizontal and small cam. Over the next overlap to finish. Possible groundfall before second bolt....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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