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Stanley Hassinger

climber
Eastern US
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 29, 2008 - 06:35pm PT
Some friends and I are heading to JTree soon. It'll be my first time. We're 5.10 (and below) climbers, maybe some easy 11's. Trad and sport.

Anybody want to suggest routes we positively must do?

Please provide a short description to induce maximal stoke-nitude.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 29, 2008 - 06:39pm PT
http://www.mountainproject.com/scripts/Search.php?searchType=findroutes&selectedIds=105720495
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Jan 29, 2008 - 06:39pm PT
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/california/joshua_tree_national_park/105720495

Mountainproject has a ton of info on jtree routes. In the upper left, you can click an option that says 'best routes for me in this area' and search by quality and grade.

check it out.

EDIT: Mr. Inyoazz went ground up and beat me by a hair.
Off-Width Loving Crack Whore

Trad climber
SLO
Jan 29, 2008 - 06:50pm PT
The Trad Guide to Joshua Tree- 60 favorite Climbs from 5.6 to 5.9

http://www.joshuatreetrad.com/60Climbs.htm

yes there are better guides and yes there are many more "classics" in this range, but overall this is a pretty good guide book especially for a first time JTree outing.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, Ca
Jan 29, 2008 - 06:55pm PT
Some of the best times at Josh are found off the beaten track, away from the roads. At 5.10d, Black President probably qualifies as an easy .11 ...
Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand.... man.....
Jan 29, 2008 - 07:08pm PT
http://widefetish.com/pages/route_beta.html
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 29, 2008 - 07:51pm PT
Nice try Russ!
Lemme see; I got a hanwritten list somewhere's...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 29, 2008 - 08:31pm PT
http://www.joshuatreeclimb.com/ClimbsGuest/recroutes.htm
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 29, 2008 - 09:14pm PT

u4ick

Trad climber
temecula, ca
Jan 29, 2008 - 09:17pm PT
COARSE & BUGGY CHECK IT! WORTH THE EFFORT! 5.11
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 29, 2008 - 09:58pm PT
Anyone who tells you that Joshua Tree has good routes is an out right lier.

Move along, nothing to see here...
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jan 29, 2008 - 10:43pm PT
Stanley,

I opted for a blatant plug vs. spamming your email account. You and your friends should check this place out.....
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~Sooze



klinefelter

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 29, 2008 - 10:58pm PT
I think that Sidewinder captures the essence of Jtree climbing, so that's my choice (and it's close to the road). Gotta say, though, I haven't climbed 99% of the other routes.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Jan 29, 2008 - 11:11pm PT
Why does everything have to be close to the road?
klinefelter

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 29, 2008 - 11:20pm PT
You're right, scratch that. Please substitute my choice with yours, rlf. I didn't realize a hike was prerequisite.
oldcragger

Trad climber
Truckee,CA
Jan 29, 2008 - 11:20pm PT
Nice list Tarbuster, but where's "Run for Your Life" and why isn't "Illusion Dweller" highlighted??
MP
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 30, 2008 - 12:21am PT
Run for Your Life isn't on there because, it was meant to be a list featuring primarily naturaly protected routes.
...And I have no idea what the highlights were for, uh, even though I put them there.

The few face climbs that made the list aren't meant to be necessarily the best; just good and worth spicing things up a bit.

A pure face list would be quite large; would be a list in its own right, fer dang sure.
Stanley Hassinger

climber
Eastern US
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2008 - 10:28am PT
Thanks for all the input. Keep it coming!
u4ick

Trad climber
temecula, ca
Jan 30, 2008 - 12:37pm PT
COARSE & BUGGY 5.11

KICK ASS CRACK, STEAMING, LITTLE BIT OF FACE. 80FT.
TOP ROPE POSSILBE, BUT IT SHOULD BE LED!
GOOGLE IT!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, Ca
Jan 30, 2008 - 12:39pm PT
AS long as everyone is studying Roy's list, we gotta mention that the only way Rubicon is an .11 is if we move it to Red Rocks...

:-)
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