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All That Glitters is not Golden 
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Rip Off 
Spaghetti Sauce Sunset 
Terminal Man, The 
Two Our Surprise 
Which Bitch 
Which Witch 

AFPA Rock 


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Submitted By: Steve Powell on Mar 20, 2003
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AFPA Rock (South Face), Joshua Tree NP

Description 

This rock, located across the road from Trashcan Rock offers a variety of trad routes. Ratings range from 5.6 to 5.10+. Rock quality is good. Three of the best routes are Boulder Crack (5.8), Andromeda Strain (5.7), and Spaghetti Sauce Sunset (5.10c).

Descent is a walk off the backside (away from the road).

Routes from left to right

On the Road Again.............5.8
Boulder Crack....................5.8
Boulder Face.....................5.7
Zsa Zsa Goes to Jail...........5.7
Bitch Bitch.........................5.7
Sand Witch........................5.10a
Big Bad Bitch.....................5.11+
Which Bitch.......................5.8
McDonald-Wilson...............5.10d
Andromeda Strain...............5.7
The Terminal Man...............5.8
Request Chimney...............5.7
Rip Off...............................5.6
Which Witch......................5.8
Spaghetti Sauce Sunset......5.10
Two Our Surprise................5.8


Getting There 

AFPA is directly across the road from Trashcan Rock.


14 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',4],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for AFPA Rock:
Boulder Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For AFPA Rock
"Boulder Face" goes up to the right of the crack. <br />Photo by Blitzo.

Boulder Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : AFPA Rock
This is a short, steep, fun face climb. It's around the corner to the right from the route Boulder Crack, on the same boulder. Climb a steep face (no protection) to a crack that takes gear. Continue to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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AFPA Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
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Todd Gordon climbing at AFPA. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Todd Gordon climbing at AFPA.
Photo by Blitzo.
AFPA Rock from the south, Joshua Tree NP
AFPA Rock from the south, Joshua Tree NP
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By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Feb 11, 2004

AFPA = "Across From Parking Area" or "A Formation Properly Avoided"??

Other suggestions welcome.

By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Feb 12, 2004

My son and I went out to this area yesterday to scope it out and also bouldered a bit. The routes look fun, rock looks good as mentioned, walkoff easy, easy access, ....... is there a reason I am not aware of and should respect, to keep clear of this area Mike M?

By Woody Stark
Feb 22, 2004

Afpa Rock is one of the few formations that allow you to escape the wind. The top is another story.

By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Nov 16, 2004

I take it all back! AFPA is actually pretty good - it is south-facing, sunny, and as Woody mentions, somewhat wind-protected. The routes, while not *classic* by any stretch, are fun and on generally good rock. A good cold/windy-day option.

By Blitzo
Oct 16, 2006

This area ism't the greatest.