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Hike up Rattlesnake Canyon 20-30 minutes until the canyon turns right, directly below the crag. Continue in the wash a bit, then scramble back up and left to the right end of the crag, near Test Pilot. (There is a steep drop off just below the main buttress.)
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rattlesnake Buttress:
Taken for Granite 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
200 Motels 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Back Up Singers 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Foxtail Fryer 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Cactus Cooler 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Test Pilot 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Pictures of Home 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Eureka! 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
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Eureka! 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Rattlesnake Buttress
This takes the smooth face a ways left of 200 Motels/Taken For Granite that passes over a small roof/overlap midway up. Sustained climbing with a distinct crux is played out on high-quality stone far better than the usual Indian Cove oatmeal. Not too far from the car, but far enough away to get a feel for the wildness that Rattlesnake Canyon has to offer. Well worth a visit for this or one of the other fun routes on Rattlesnake Buttress....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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