The objective today was a route called "Fingertip Traverse" (5.3 YDS) which is a 4 pitch trad climb, 500' (152m) tall. It's a bit of a mission from Los Angeles, it's a 2-2.5 hours drive, a very steep approach, sandbagged climbing, a heavy descent, and the tough drive home after a long day. However, it's worth all the effort.
Huge moment in rock climbing this weekend. February 28th, 2015 I sent my first trad lead in Joshua Tree National Park. The route is called "Jane Crowley" a 5.8 hand crack with a nice layback crux. Forecast was predicted to be a chance of high winds and rain, but Mother Nature blessed us with clear skies and a calm breeze.