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tigerbythetail


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What's your favorite route @ Joshua Tree and why?  (North_America: United_States: California: Joshua_Tree_National_Park: _Joshua_Tree_National_Park_Overview_)
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What route is it that you find yourself repeating every season or maybe even multiple times in a season...and why?


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Sidewinder is my j-tree season opener for getting scared. Doesn't matter how many times I have done it, I still hate life a little on the traverse.

Has anyone seen or heard of someone taking that whipper?


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Bird of Fire is one of my favorites, two climbs that are very close are Rubicon and O'Kelly's Crack.

Edit: To add why...

Bird of Fire: Best looking line in the park and the fun climbing to back it up. My first 5.10a onsight.

Rubicon: Unique climbing up the zig-zag

O'Kelly's: If you haven't stood under it you can't understand. Bouldery start, overhung hand crack, to a fun finish on misc holds and jams.


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Joshua Tree is unique because it offers so much diversity, and the sheer volume of climbs to be done there is staggering. Trying not to repeat routes with so many classics available is difficult, but a good balance of new routes and repeating established classics is usually a good way to spend a season. Today's new route is tommorow's classic whether it's an FA or just your first time up it.


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Bird of Fire is one of my favorites, two climbs that are very close are Rubicon and O'Kelly's Crack.

Edit: To add why...

Bird of Fire: Best looking line in the park and the fun climbing to back it up. My first 5.10a onsight.

Rubicon: Unique climbing up the zig-zag

O'Kelly's: If you haven't stood under it you can't understand. Bouldery start, overhung hand crack, to a fun finish on misc holds and jams.

Ditto. Each of those climbs is classic.

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My favorite j-tree route of all time would be Imaginary Voyage. Been a while though.


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Dont have any interest in repeating routes.Persian room is perhaps my favorite.


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I've always loved Sail Away. Colorado Crack & Gem are also on my "favorites" list.

Although we've been climbing at JTree for 15+ years, we too love to repeat some favorites and look for climbs we've never done before on each trip.


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I love sail away...I love climbing it and I love taking people to climb it. What a great summit, a nice place to sit. Interesting start options, crux right at the end. Also another nice climb right beside it if you are in the mood. :)

-Kate.


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Tucker's Tavern and Crack-a-brewski. My first FA's at Chossua Tree.


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:)


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Yea, the eye is sweet. I remember many a drunken night soloing the eye with my bros. Well I kinda remember.


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Persian room is perhaps my favorite.

not to mention that the base of the route is a great place to get jiggy with your gal on a hot spring day.


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Persian room is perhaps my favorite.

not to mention that the base of the route is a great place to get jiggy with your gal on a hot spring day.


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Bee Bop Tango. Why? Because its steep, juggy, and fun. Traits not all too common for JT routes ;)


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Sail Away: because it is crack climbing and you can impress your newbie friends when you lead it.

Illusion Dweller: because it is crack climbing and you can impress yourself when you lead it.

Clean and Jerk: because it is crack climbing and.....uhh.....let me get back to you on that one.

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Favorite J-Tree Routes:

Note, they are mostly slabs (since everyone else seems to be on crack :D )

Hard (for me):
An Eye for an Eye and a Route for a Route
Papa Woolsey
Heart and Sole

Easy:
Double Dip
Toe Jam
The Sound of One Shoe Tapping

TS


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Bird of Fire is one of my favorites, two climbs that are very close are Rubicon and O'Kelly's Crack.
One of my favorite 10a's along with Tossed Green.
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Sidewinder is my j-tree season opener for getting scared. Doesn't matter how many times I have done it, I still hate life a little on the traverse.

Has anyone seen or heard of someone taking that whipper?
I was really hating life a lot while staring at the bolt hole in the middle of the traverse. Great route. Right up there with Poodles are People too and Figures on a Landscape.
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Clean and Jerk: because it is crack climbing and.....uhh.....let me get back to you on that one.
Because you have to lead it clean twice to make sure the first time you got it clean wasn't a fluke.


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Sidewinder is my j-tree season opener for getting scared. Doesn't matter how many times I have done it, I still hate life a little on the traverse.

Has anyone seen or heard of someone taking that whipper?

My old partner took almost the full fall, probably from past the bolt hole, but not quite at the flake. Swung over to and under the roof, one of the longer falls I've seen in Josh. I don't think he even got a scratch, and got right back on and finished.

I don't tend to redo routes, it usually turns out to be areas. You know, the obligatory Steve's Canyon Day ( cold and windy ) Sidewinder, JJC, Decomp, Grain Surgury, Super Roof. The Hemingway day ( when you don't want to think too much ), the White Cliffs day ( when you think its gonna be warm but it turns out to be cold ), and on and on.

Murf


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Jun 14, 2004, 9:29 PM
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My favorite is "Figures on a Landscape" in the Wonderland because it is such a great line up a spectacular face!

:D

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