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eclarke98


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I was wondering if anyone knew of any decent aid routes in Joshua Tree. Preferably A3 and below. I have the Vogel guide, but out of the 3000+ routes in there, it only lists maybe 10 aid routes, most of which seem to have just a few aid moves or are A4 (due to ground fall). Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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There are some aid routes on a boulder right next to Cap Rock area. I don't know the names though... But there is a bolt ladder and some copper heads if I remember correctly..
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There is a big tall bolt ladder in the Indian Cove Campground, it's like 40 bolts long, fairly wide spaced and is the site of many night runs... above the campfire, in the cool night air.

Try contacting Ammon/elcapbuz he would know if there's something for you there.

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Dude at the climbing shop also mentioned the route on (or near) Cap Rock. I think it's at the east entrance to the park, but I can't remember the rest of the beta. The guys at Nomad Venture would be the people to ask.

BTW--check's in the mail

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   If you're just wanting to warm up on your clean aid technique for the Valley, you might look at Equinox, Coarse and Buggy, Tons of Junk (right of Coarse and Buggy), and maybe some of that stuff on the West face of The Sentinal. Then there's More Monkey than Funky, a nice roof.
All of these are free routes, but if you don't mind the snickers of the hard men, they all would be nice clean aid lines.


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Goof Proof Roof, about an hour hike but worth it.

A couple free climbs that are good steep aid and not popular:

Hercules
29 Palms (bring LOTS of small stoppers, especially #4 BD Stopper ish size; great intro to cam hooking)



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Rurp Romp on Beaver Boulder.

Outer Limit on Intersection Rock. (I don't believe this has ever been repeated)

Asteroid crack was first climbed using aid, and named "Sweet Dreams" Goes at ~C2

I don't recommend doing most of the aid testpieces at the tree. The ground is way too close!



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