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This area covers the portion of Little Hunk's southwest face from right of the Abstract Roller Disco Block to just past Feeling Groovy and hosts a number of fun bolted routes and cracks in the 5.6 to 5.11 range.
Park in the large gravel lot near Echo Tee and head east following a a marked trail past the southern end of Echo Rock to the Mounds formation and then head left (around the northern side) to reach the base. Scramble up through large blocks to the base which is a long ledge system above a slabby area.
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Tim's Valentine 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Remembering Marina 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Uppercut 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Out of Order 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Alibi 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Alibi 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : SW Face Center (The Solariu...
Interesting climbing on vertical patina plates gives way to a engaging sequence of thin crimps and sloping smears (crux) just past the 2nd bolt. Once the third bolt is reached a few more smears lead up and slightly left to a rounded mantle and anchors up and over the top. Although short this is a high quality route that deserves more attention....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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