This portion of the hillside has about a dozen routes or more ranging from to 5.8 to 5.12 with the climbing on the usual knobby cracks and faces. Rock quality varies from horrible to excellent with the darker rock being best.
Park in the large lot for Rattlesnake Canyon and hike east, crossing a wash, and hike up the steep and somewhat loose hillside (watch out for ballbearings underfoot) to the obvious formations near the top of the hill. The approach takes 20-30 minutes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Alien Head Area:
The Hammer 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Starrbonne 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Holly Hipkiss 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
The Chick Magnet 5.9 Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Angel's Desire 5.9 Sport, 1 pitch, 40 feet
The Neenee 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Alien Head 5.10- Sport, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Horney Goat Weed 5.10a/b Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Featured Route For Alien Head Area
Alien Head 5.10- CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Alien Head Area
This climb ascends a small mini-spire formation on the hillside across and east of the Rattlesnake parking lot. It is located much lower on the hillside, and can be reached in about 10 min. from the car. The route in more or less on the south face, and protected by bolts....[more] Browse More Classics in CA