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Joe Camel

This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Funk Rock City

The Infidel

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Emphysema 5.11a (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Danny Rice in 2004
Length: 0ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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An extension to Joe Camel. Pull the bulge left of the anchors on Joe Camel then follow the crack to the top.
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS: Clifty Wilderness Area
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Danny said on June 26th, 2010
There are 2 cracks that go to the top after Joe Camel. This is the one that tends to the right.
Jrodan said on September 7th, 2010
This route is extremely cool. It's hard to see the business from the ground, but the crux is pretty facey and slightly overhanging. There is a little choss pulling the roof, but the crux was surprisingly clean with good gear. I didn't find slings above the route, but there is a good tree right there.
caribe said on December 4th, 2017
Felt harder than 11a/b more like 11c; but the finger-crack was coated with the dusty lichen, no friction. This could be a total classic if people were more adventuresome. Amazing route! Thanks Danny. There was no trace of anchor anything on the big tree. There was little evidence of traffic above Joe Camel. I am getting on this thing again!
cpliley said on April 21st, 2018
There is now a sling girth hitched to a column of rock to rap from after the top out instead of the tree. Probably more solid than the tree... I wish this thing had chains to rap from. It would probably get the traffic it deserves if that were the case.