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The Old Woman boasts several fine lines including the notorious Double Cross (IMO, the hardest 5.7 in the Park), Dogleg (an awkward 5.8), Toe Jam, the crowd-pleasing Geronimo, and if you're up to it - Bearded Cabbage (5.10c) and Spider Line (5.11d).
From the bulletin board at Hidden Valley Campground, turn around and you are looking directly at the east face of The Old Woman. The right-angling crack is Toe Jam / Spider.
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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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