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This is the side facing the road and the one seen as you drive into Hidden Valley Campground from the north. The twenty or so routes on the face are a mix of crack and face climbs with ratings ranging from 5.2 to 5.11d with most in the 5.10+ and under range.
Easily reached via a trail from the Hidden Valley Campground day use lot below Intersection Rock, or from anywhere within the Campground proper.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Old Woman - West Face:
Double Cross 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Dogleg 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Sexy Grandma 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Orphan 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Dandelion 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Band Saw 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b R Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Route 499 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Bridwell-Sustad 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
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Double Cross 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Old Woman - West Face
One of the best and most accessible of the easier moderates, Double Cross is perhaps the most climbed (i.e, crowded) route in the entire Park. Those who have not yet developed basic jamming technique will find this route quite difficult. Although easily protected, this route has been the site of several serious injuries and a few fatalities over the years.Begin by climbing 25' up and then traverse left to gain the main crack. Continue for another 70' of stellar hand to fist crack. Belay from ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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