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Mason Earle Picks a J Watt Gallery from J Tree
Posted on September 3, 2013

Kent McBride, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

When we sent Jeremiah Watt to Joshua Tree with the Eddie Bauer team this past spring, it was to capture epic images of desert climbing. That he did. So as the desert climbing season ramps up again, we asked Eddie Bauer climber Mason Earle—who has been crushing it this summer in locations from Yosemite and Squamish to the Wind River Range—to pick a gallery of his favorites from that time in the desert. Enjoy.

Captions by Mason Earle, Images by Jeremiah Watt

Above: Kent McBride goes for the crux reach on Bearded Cabbage, 5.10c

Mason Earle, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Top: Crossing through to a thin jam on the infamous stonemaster testpiece Spider Line, 5.11d

L to R: Erik Leidecker enters the no fall zone, high on White Rastafarian, V3R. Kent McBride shows us the beta. The essentials: Chalk, sticky rubber and a good pair of jeans.

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Top: Erik gives me a spot on an easy highball.

L to R: Melissa Arnot tops out on another classic J-Tree crack climb. Pondering my fate before attempting the mega highball So High, V5R. T. Erik regales us with stories from a recent climb, while we pick over the guidebook for the next objective.

Mason Earle on White Rastafarian, Joshua Tree National Park

Airing it out on the top of White Rastafarian, V3R

 

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