This pitch offers up a solid crux at the grade. Stem up the right facing corner next to the chimney/off-width that is Drawstring. The pro is in pockets and then lay back right with insecure hands to get your left foot up to a feature. The rest of the route is 5th class to the shared lower rap on this wall. Small gear.
Climb a left angling scoop with gear. Up some huge jugs to the right of upper Bat Crack. Then traverse the easy slab right through the shared route bolt on the middle of the upper slab. Make to single rope raps. Standard single rack.
Fun route albeit short. Make a small dyno to a hand jam with feet edging out right. Then keep moving aggressively through fingers and small hands. On the lighter side of 5.10b at Jtree. Standard single rack. Join Bat Crack and rap off of the lower rap out right.
So many great climbs on one pile. This rock was my classroom, it has taught me a lot. The Flake is my favorite and Overhang Bypass is not too shabby of a climb. The upper right ski track and Beginners 3 makes for a fun solo. Mikes Books is a fun one to take less experienced friends up.
Richard and I enjoyed a morning climbing here.
My first climb in Joshua Tree.
With Sabine A
climbed here with mark in late 2010
Intersection Rock is awesome, get it on a cold day and avoid the lines! Embrace the wyddeeeee :)
Swapped leads with Justing on a clear autumn day. Second pitch was wide fun.
Also did this one and Overhang Bypass in Nov. 2006. Did Upper Right Ski Track in Nov. 2005.
Did it in one pitch with not enough gear, but it was super fun and easy. Communication being a full pitch up with the wind, cars, and other climbers was difficult. Good day.
First place I climbed in CA!! Climbed all over J-Tree since!
Had some fun on this rock in the 80s
been up a few different routes on this rock. awesome if you can find camping right below at the grounds
Intersection Rock was the first place I climbed, and late the first place I did lead climbing.
Took my wife up the 5.3 ski track. A nice easy route with a few different rappel options off the top. Looking forward to doing the overhang bypass.
Right there in Hidden Valley Campground and it has routes for every level of rock climber.
First day in Josh ever. Hardest grade leading Trad at the time. Absolutely fantastic. What a beautiful place! Thanks for the memories!
Intersection Rock has some classics on it like Mikes Books and Overhang Bypass! stop here every trip out!
I bouldered up to the top of this rock a few times while on different camps with Boy Scouts at Hidden Valley. I would get in trouble afterward, but it was worth it