|The 100-yard Wall
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This climb starts on where Nutcracker ends. It ascents a formation that looks a bit like a drumstick. Stem, hands, chimney to the top and rap to the base from slings on a chockstone. Then walk off left.
Starts where Nutcrack ends; on the left side of the 100-yard wall.
standard desert rack
Being swallowed alive by the chimney.
Ahh, a nice rest spot.
Climbing and having fun.
The fun handcrack start.
Steps that lead to the climb
From: Joshua Tree, California
May 3, 2007
I did this climb (along with the Nutcracker) in the early 1980's, with Doug Smith. I found the climbing O K, but the rock was rather sandy. Still;...there aren't too many "easy" , short climbs near the road;..here's one to do. Combined with Nutcracker, you got 2 pitches. Try it on for size.
|By Darren Knezek|
Nov 3, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
I thought that this climb was about as good as 5.8 gets for the desert. A few big blocks that lead up to a killer hand crack in a chimney of sorts. Great gear the entire way and a small training climb for the easy 5.10's at Indian Creek.
From: Chicago, IL
Nov 1, 2008
When I climbed the route (Oct. 2008), the chockstone anchor was still there, but the main anchor were two drilled angles, which appeared and felt much more solid than the old anchor.
|By Josh Cameron|
Jun 12, 2011
I agree with you Darren, this climb is almost classic for a desert 5.8. Not sure which I enjoyed more: the killer handcrack or climbing the handcrack into the chimney.
Great pro the whole way.