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Tossed Green 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: John Long, Randy Vogel, Mike Lechlinski, Craig Fry & Mari Gingery, December 1977
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 21, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Tossed Green (5.10a), Joshua Tree NP

Description 

Hidden but a short distance from the crowds at Trashcan Rock is this gem of a route which if it were roadside would see almost constant traffic.

Climb a short slab, or as an alternative traverse in from the left, to reach the base of the crack which starts with a short vertical section of fingers and hands. Above this is a ledge and another short section with fingers and some stemming/liebacking to reach a second ledge. The last bit climbs up and right on face holds until able to traverse back left to reach good hand jams which lead to the top and the anchors.

The variety of moves on this coupled with the setting make for a tradtastic experience. Three stars out of five.

Location 

Just left of White Powder, a wide crack/chimney.

Protection 

Gear to 1.5", one 2.5" piece, include wires
2 bolt anchor/rap


Photos of Tossed Green Slideshow Add Photo
John leading our last stellar climb of the weekend...
John leading our last stellar climb of the weekend...
raymondo extremo getting ready to crank the gnar !...
raymondo extremo getting ready to crank the gnar !...
Me on Tossed Green 5.10a
Me on Tossed Green 5.10a
Geoff Kinsey doing the start his way.
Geoff Kinsey doing the start his way.
Nice rest here.
Nice rest here.
"Tossed Green". Photo by Blitzo.
"Tossed Green". Photo by Blitzo.
Mike Holley tossing some greens.
Mike Holley tossing some greens.
Nearing the top of Tossed Green (5.10a), Joshua Tr...
Nearing the top of Tossed Green (5.10a), Joshua Tr...
Tossed Green 5.10  onsight
Tossed Green 5.10 onsight

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By Randy
Mar 23, 2004
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

FA: John Long, Randy Vogel, Mike Lechlinski, Craig Fry, Mari Gingery, 12/77.

3 of 5 stars (2.5+ stars here). A really fun climb.
By Steve Powell
From: Alhambra, California
Apr 5, 2004
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

very fun route. rock is very good.
By Bo Johnston
Dec 12, 2004

Great pump with continuous moves. I counted 3 10a moves along the route. As for gear I found that small to #1 Camalots were all I needed and there is a 2 bolt rap anchor at the top! The most physical move was finding that my harness was back at Trashcan rock so I ran there and back (1 mile round trip up and down the sand dunes in approximately 11 minutes). It made the 43 deg. day no so cold for a while!!
By namascar
Mar 21, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Great crack climb of all the "good" sizes.
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 20, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

All I can say is this one was well worth doing........
By Woody Stark
Apr 20, 2005

Very good and demanding route; it keeps one's attention all the way. I'm going to be contrary and rate it 10B.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Nov 6, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Definitely a great route. Good gear, fun cruxes, and a final challenge at the end. Largest piece needed is a #2 Camalot - and that is only used at the very end.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Nov 24, 2007

This is one of the better .10a Josh climbs I've been on. Definitely better than right baskerville.

If you climb straight up the crack on the upper third of the crack it might be .10b, but that's a little contrived as a step right then back in on good holds is the obvious (and .10a) sequence...
By Canon
Mar 27, 2012

Really sustained, tougher than other .10a's I've done in Josh. Lots of hands. I did it on TR, but it looked very easy to protect.
By Fluoride
From: Los Angeles, CA
Nov 6, 2012

One of my favorite 10a's in Josh. Well worth it. The climb breaks into 3 sections with decent rests after the first two.

I think it must be geared perfectly towards my fingers and hands cause I don't find it nearly as stiff as many other JT 10a's. I have long thin fingers and I think that's probably a huge plus for me. Anyone with big mitts would have a harder time.

Eats gear. Great crack. Nothing but love.
By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Dec 6, 2012

Fun Route in a Fun Area!!! Totally recommend it to anyone and everyone!! Small crack, takes small gear well!
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Dec 12, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Interesting moves in a few places with a punchy topout. Bolts at the top are in good shape for an easy lower or rap. Eats up pro in the small to medium sizes.
By Jan Tarculas
From: Riverside, Ca
Nov 11, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Did this yesterday, such a good route, anchors still in good place. Route takes smaller gear, can place a #3 at top before the anchors but not really needed. The slab start made the route so much better
By Rich Welker
From: Cardiff, Ca
Nov 4, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

A very fun route and perhaps underated on stars! 5.10a.