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The Old Woman - West Face

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The Old Woman - West Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.01661, -116.16386 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 18, 2007

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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.

Popular routes here include Double Cross (5.7+), Dogleg (5.8+), Sexy Grandma (5.9), Orphan (5.9) and Route 499 (5.11b).

Getting There 

Easily reached via a trail from the Hidden Valley Campground day use lot below Intersection Rock, or from anywhere within the Campground proper.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.1 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Old Woman - West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Old Woman - West Face:
Double Cross   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Dogleg   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sexy Grandma   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Orphan   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dandelion   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Band Saw   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Route 499   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   
Bridwell-Sustad   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Old Woman - West Face
Rock Climbing Photo: double cross

Double Cross 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 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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