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Routes: North America: United States: California: Joshua Tree National Park: Hidden Valley Campground: The Old Woman

Bandsaw Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: shpydah on 2012-07-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Top rope this if you're feeling squirrely

Gaines' book calls this a 'bold lead' and I would certainly concur. Coming off getting to the first bolt would not be a fun landing. TR'ed this instead and had a great time working the various sections. Move right on the roof to get a better handle on going over the lip.

Added: 2012-07-13

Routes: North America: United States: California: Joshua Tree National Park: Hidden Valley Campground: The Old Woman

Sexy Grandma popular Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
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Flash Flash ascent by: shpydah on 2012-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Excellent variety in moves

This route has lots of variety, from chimney work to roof and slab work. Nice for those climbers who getting comfy on lead and want to challenge themselves mentally. The clip and move out from under the roof is super fun to lead.

Added: 2012-07-13

Routes: North America: United States: California: Joshua Tree National Park: Ryan Campground: Headstone Rock

Cryptic popular Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
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Flash Flash ascent by: shpydah on 2012-07-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great view, fun route

The route has a couple of sections where you can choose either to do it the 'easy' way or practice some moves. I especially like the third to last move where you can mantle the thin ledge then move to the corner to finish

Added: 2012-07-13

Routes: North America: United States: California: Joshua Tree National Park: Echo Tee: Echo Cove

Swing Low Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: shpydah on 2012-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great for practicing lead climbing and belaying

After having spent a couple of days training and practicing, two of my mates sent this on Flash. It's a great route for those starting out on lead. Also excellent for practicing friction/slab climbing - something that is tough to find in most gyms.

Added: 2012-07-13

Routes: North America: United States: California: Joshua Tree National Park: Echo Tee: Echo Cove

Pinky Lee Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: shpydah on 2012-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Tough move leads to super easy finish

I spent several minutes finding the best way to jam the right toe, pull up on the two finger holds and then pivot to flag the left leg for the pull up. After that it's all power plus smear to move up to the next crack. Sending the body left on the initial move was key to making the left hand hold work best for moving through the crux.

Added: 2012-07-13

Routes: North America: United States: California: Joshua Tree National Park: Echo Tee: Little Hunk

Incandescent Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: shpydah on 2012-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great for practicing lead climbing and lead belaying

Good clean sport lead fun. Lead the route and set a top rope up so my mates could practice lead climbing and belaying while on TR. This is a good route for that kind of thing.

Added: 2012-07-13