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Alien Head Area 


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Elevation: 3,100'
Location: 34.08779, -116.13661 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 12, 2010
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Alien Head

Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


9 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['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 Alien Head Area:
Holly Hipkiss   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Chick Magnet   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Alien Head   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Brett Pinar on the FA of The Alien Head.

Alien Head 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  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

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Alien Head Area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area.
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Alien Head Area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area.
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Rattlesnake Canyon Loop Road from the Alien Head Area, Joshua Tree NP
Rattlesnake Canyon Loop Road from the Alien Head A...
Lots of knobs. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lots of knobs.
Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area.
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There are lots of red barrel cacti in the area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
There are lots of red barrel cacti in the area.
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Alien Head Area, Joshua Tree NP
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