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Apparition Rock

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Apparition Rock  


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Location: 34.09225, -116.16385 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M.Morley on Oct 15, 2002
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Description 

This 80' formation is located behind family site number 101 near a concrete picnic table and has 3 routes, namely Apparition (5.10a **), Cosmosis (5.10a *), and Mosaic Wall (5.7).


Getting There 

Locate family site number 101 and look south.


Climbing Season



Weather station 6.7 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['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 Apparition Rock:
Gozer the Gozerian   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Apparition   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Mike Morley tops out on Apparition.

Apparition 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Apparition Rock
Apparition is the right-trending handcrack and centerpiece on Apparition Rock. The crux lies about 1/3 of the way up. This fun route should not be missed!Belay off of slung boulder. Webbing as of 1/2/03 is in good shape.Descend via 4th class gully to climber's left....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Brian Reynolds
Feb 11, 2003
There's an easier descent than the one shown in the picture. As you head to the climber's left, keep going past the gully marked in the picture (which I really didn't like the look of), all the way to the south end of the formation. A low angle slab will lead you down to the side of the formation, and a quick boulder hop will get you back to the base. More roundabout, but also much more secure.