Best Climbs Joshua Tree National Park  by Bob Gaines

Best Climbs Joshua Tree National Park Guide Book

by Bob Gaines (Falcon Guides)
Best Climbs Joshua Tree National Park  by Bob Gaines
Best Climbs Joshua Tree National Park showcases the best sport and trad routes in the park, ideal for climbers who want to hit as many select climbs as possible in a short visit. Longtime local climbing guide Bob Gaines leads you to more than 250 of the very best routes available, from one-pitch bolted sport routes to multi-pitch traditional-style gear routes, with an emphasis on moderate climbs but featuring some classic testpieces too. GPS coordinates for the formations, sun and shade recommendations, and gear requirements for each climb are included. This guide provides visually appealing, to-the-point information for climbers who want to experience the best climbs Joshua Tree National Park has to offer.

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Trails from the "Best Climbs Joshua Tree National Park" Guide Book
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Cap Rock is a huge formation with excellent-quality rock. Just before the parking lot you can see the cap rock,balanced precariously on the summit. Catch a Falling Star faces south and is a good choic ...
Twentynine Palms, CA - Climbing
This popular area represents what makes climbing at Joshua Tree so special: easy approaches to a remarkable diversity of splendid slab, face, and crack climbs with a choice of sunny or shady cliffs.
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Easy access with a variety of both north- and south-facing cliffs characterizes the Hall of Horrors.
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The Hemingway Buttress area is a diverse area with many high-quality face and crack routes. Many of the climbs here are over 100 feet, which is long by Joshua Tree standards.
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This area is the central hub of climbing activity in the park, and a traditional gathering and meeting spot for climbers. Hidden Valley Campground is the favored campsite by climbers due to its centra ...
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Due to its lower elevation and sheltered, south-facing cliffs, Indian Cove is a good choice for cold winter days. With an elevation of around 3,200 feet, Indian Cove is 1,000 feet lower than the Hidde ...
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Conans Corridor at Jumbo Rocks is approached by walking through a narrow chasm. It has a good number of trad crack climbs and a great sport climb on somewhat rough rock. The cliff is in the sun in the ...
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This area features a great assortment of both crack and face climbs on excellent, featured rock. The Freeway Wall has some excellent moderate crack pitches, and Rock Garden Valley boasts some classic ...
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Mongolia is a complex series of ramparts and cliffs located within Joshua Trees wilderness boundary. If youre looking for moderate, multipitch, bolted face climbs on a sunny, south-facing wall, Mongol ...
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Trashcan Rock at the Quail Springs Picnic Area is one of Joshua Trees quintessential roadside crags. A short hike leads to Hound Rocks and two classic 5.10 crack climbs. Farther down the trail, sittin ...
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Formerly a cattle rustlers hangout, today the Real Hidden Valley has one of the parks most popular nature trails (a 1-mile loop trail), and some of the parks best climbing.
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Headstone Rock near Ryan Campground is the iconic spire of Joshua Tree, with a fantastic summit. It is a huge block perched high on a rock pedestal 200 yards east of Ryan Campground. The crag is very ...
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The largest rock formation in all of Joshua Tree, Saddle Rock is known for its classic face climbs. The moderate multi-pitch Right On is Joshua Trees longest route. The main face is in the shade in th ...
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The Split Rocks area offers a diverse array of cliffs and towers in a less crowded region of the Park. The area is known for its classic crack climbs on coarse rock.
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The Wonderland of Rocks is a vast area of spectacular cliffs and domes in a pristine setting within the wilderness boundary of the park. Please practice Leave No Trace wilderness ethics if you climb h ...
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