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Jeanie and I scouted Joshua Tree last Sunday for fun boulder climbs in the 5.6-V0 range. First we hit Cap Rock - The Hatrack, French Roast, White Crack, Four Corners, and then we paid homage at the Graham Parsons Memorial Traverse. From there we hit the Manx/Asteroid Belt area, which features The Womb, Manx Boulders (including the freaky topout at Thingamajig), The Asteroid (Jeanie sent Ceres, I sent Retro), and Interceptor Boulder, where we chilled with some young gym climbers who were both hyped and humbled by the challenges of J-Tree monzogranite just like us. We proceeded to show each other a few things on the wall! From there Jeanie and I were compelled to cap off the day by visiting the House of Horrors, where we found The Real House, a peaceful hidden spot which is comprised of a 6-foot wide vertical crack between two granite mountains. In there we tested ourselves on Walking Mexican Down The Hall, and scampered up between the walls to peer deeper into the mysterious natural enclosure. We came out of the day transformed - eager to share the natural wonder of Joshua Tree to anyone who will listen!