Joshua Tree
May 29-31, 2010
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A weekend of climbing classics & hanging out in Joshua Tree! Highlights: Overseer, Head Over Heels, Touch & Go, Heart and Sole, and Illusion Dweller, but other great climbs too.

With Melissa, Karen & Wen (who flew there), Nayden and Victoria.

  Me starting up Overseer Wen on Head Over Heels, 5.10a  
  Me starting up Overseer Wen on Head Over Heels, 5.10a

  Wen on Head over Heels After having made the hard move to get to this position, you are faced with an exposed move or two  
  Wen on Head over Heels After having made the hard move to get to this position, you are faced with an exposed move or two

   
 

  About to try the real crux..  
  About to try the real crux..

  Coming around the lip  
  Coming around the lip

   
 

  The boys under Touch & Go Touch & Go, a nice 5.9 corner  
  The boys under Touch & Go Touch & Go, a nice 5.9 corner

   
 

  The top of Touch & Go  
  The top of Touch & Go

   
 

  Another view of Touch & Go Melissa finessing Touch & Go  
  Another view of Touch & Go Melissa finessing Touch & Go

  Starting up a 5.8+ in Split Rock  
  Starting up a 5.8+ in Split Rock

  Karen trying out an extremely desperate 5.10c on toprope  
  Karen trying out an extremely desperate 5.10c on toprope

  Unfortunately, this is where it ended for us :)  
  Unfortunately, this is where it ended for us :)

  The Split Rock climbing area with the most amazing descent Happy in the heat (the rest of us, not so much) :)  
  The Split Rock climbing area with the most amazing descent Happy in the heat (the rest of us, not so much) :)

  Split Rock A cool spot to climb, except for the mosquitos!! Getting psyched to start  
  Split Rock A cool spot to climb, except for the mosquitos!! Getting psyched to start

  Finally a small rest after a couple of powerful moves with a bad landing  
  Finally a small rest after a couple of powerful moves with a bad landing

   
 

  Nayden liebacking the start - somewhat burly!  
  Nayden liebacking the start - somewhat burly!

   
 

   
 

  Karen starting up Heart and Sole, 5.10a  
  Karen starting up Heart and Sole, 5.10a

  Slabby!  
  Slabby!

  Victoria trying out climbing for the first time  
  Victoria trying out climbing for the first time

  Seeking out shade :)  
  Seeking out shade :)

  Starting up the Illusion Dweller, an amazing climb  
  Starting up the Illusion Dweller, an amazing climb

  A long way to go!  
  A long way to go!

  A much needed rest It's a long pitch About to pull the roof  
  A much needed rest It's a long pitch About to pull the roof

  Melissa battling the dweller  
  Melissa battling the dweller

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