|Indian Joe Caves
West face of Northwest Rock Roof Problem
|Type: ||TR, 1 pitch, 40'|
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|Submitted By: ||Aron Quiter on Sep 1, 2002|
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This route has a fairly simple start variation, and a really not simple start variation, and also has a variation end move.
To access the base of this climb, go to the lowest section of the northwest rock. The simple start goes up the slab around the corner to the left, and the not so simple start is called Shoelace Joe (V4) which heads up the overhanging dihedral.
The crux move involves heading over the roof at the top of the rock. For a 5.11b finish, go up to the large knob about 8 feet from the top and head over the roof to the left. A tougher finish (5.11c) involves a balancy move that heads up and right to the slanted crack above the knob.
3 bolts on top, but bring a long sling (10'+) to avoid rope drag.
To access the top of this rock, either climb the bat crack (5.5) on the east side of this rock, or climb the Cote Memorial Wall (5.3) route (or another) on the north rock, and jump the crack to the lower northwest rock.
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