Bear Island north face featuring the crack Shardik...
This rock lies about 150 yards northwest of the Wonderland trail, just before it joins the larger trail running north-south.
The routes are on decent rock and easily top roped.
Park at Wonderland parking. Head up the Wonderland trail.
For more complete information get "Rock Climbing Joshua Tree West" by Randy Vogel.
Weather station 8.9 miles from here
9 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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By Isaac T.
From: Rockville, MD
Dec 8, 2007
The guide book states that this is a practically worthless rock, I disagree. It is a good spot to take beginners, good TR anchors at the top, solid rock (except maybe How Loose is your Goose) not to high, and fairly secluded. Once you are done here you can climb @ Mustang Wall or vice versa. Also Bear Island tends to be in the sun while Mustang wall is in the shade. Lots of cool bouldering around the area as well.
By Mary Moser
Mar 6, 2011
I agree that Bear Island is a nice place to go if you are looking to avoid the crowds and enjoy a lot of moderates. As mentioned, it's in the sun most of the day.