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lars


Oct 9, 2002, 2:05 PM
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Awsome JT cracks  (North_America: United_States: California: Joshua_Tree_National_Park: _Joshua_Tree_National_Park_Overview_)
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I am planning to head off to Joshua Tree and was curious about the best cracks.
What are the best crack climbs up to 5.10d?


tigerbythetail


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 Rubicon 5.10c
Imaginary Voyage 5.10d
Tax Man 5.10a
Poodles Are People Too 5.10b
Bird Of Fire 5.10a
Clean And Jerk 5.10c
Illusion Dweller 5.10b
Bearded Cabbage 5.10c
Snake Book 5.10d
Friendly Hands 5.10b
Exorcist 5.10a
Head Over Heals 5.10a
Frontal Lobotamy 5.10a
Dangling Woo-Li Master 5.10a
Book Of Changes 5.10b
Morning Thunder 5.10d
Caught Outside On A Big Set 5.10a
Too Secret To Find 5.10b
Perpetual Motion 5.10d
Cedric's Deep Sea Market 5.10d
Light Sabre 5.10b
Hand Grenade 5.10a

This should get you started!






hangerlessbolt


Oct 9, 2002, 2:43 PM
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In addition to those...

I like:
Ball Bearing 5.10a (Two Pitch)
High Strung 5.9 (Two rope rap)


ambler


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Good list, needs some coloring. For example:

Illusion Dweller -- long, looks awesome, mostly straightforward and with a big rest before the trickier-than-it-looks crux. I've seen a lot of folks lose their onsight and their dignity at the overhang.

Poodles are People -- thin/smearing crux down low.

Exorcist -- the crack is easy, short crux on the face above, sometimes done as a first 5.10 lead.

Diamond Dogs -- aggro lieback start, easier and varied above that.

Rubicon -- I like double-rope technique here, it's two disjointed cracks.

O'Kelly's Crack -- this is called 5.10d, but the start seems a bit harder.


curt


Oct 9, 2002, 2:57 PM
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Also, two nice short 5.10 thin cracks are the "Mel" cracks.

Curt


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Mental Physics,5.7****. a great climb


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