Joshua Tree

 

Description: Joshua tree has been a training ground for many of the hard men of climbing since the 1950s.  I learned trad in the summer of 2008 and came later that winter. I was quickly indocrinated to the challenging style of trad they have here and it has become my favorite winter climbing destination.  I know it for its old school style of crack climbing, though it also has world class sport climbing mixed in as well.  If I can comfortable climb a grade at Joshua Tree than I feel pretty good about tackling that grade at just about all other climbing areas. 

 

My Recommended Routes:

 

5.7:

Overhang Bypass

Toe Jam

White Lightening

Swift

 

5.8

Dappled Mare

Fun Stuff

Eff Eight - If you like the sadistic full on crack battle

The Gem

Double Cross

Sail Away 

 

5.9

Count on Your Fingers

Invisibility Lessons

Overseer

Touch and Go

North Overhang

 

 

Stories by Scott Heinz ( Medical Moose Labs)

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