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Big Top Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 13, 2006
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Description 

Big Top is a varnished, pointed crag about 1/2 mile northwest of the loop at the end of the Group Camp road.
Most of the routes are on the South Face.
Rappel off.

Getting There 

From the end loop, head northwest crossing a wash about halfway.

Climbing Season

For the Group Campsites Road area.

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Big Top

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Top:
Sawdust and Peanut Shells   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Big Top
Rock Climbing Photo: 3 Ring Circus

3 Ring Circus 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Big Top
This is a nice 5 bolt face/friction climb on the north side's longest face. The moves are pretty good and consistent. The guide books rate this climb 5.10c, but it felt easier than Sawdust and Peanut Shells to me after leading both. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Big Top Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the Big Top Area, Joshua Tree NP
Another view of the Big Top Area, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Silver Cholla and Big Top. Photo by Blitzo.
Silver Cholla and Big Top. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Big Top. Photo by Blitzo.
Big Top. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the wash you will cross on the way to the ...
This is the wash you will cross on the way to the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: A nice barrel cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus), Jo...
A nice barrel cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus), Jo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Some nice lichen on the north side of the Big Top,...
Some nice lichen on the north side of the Big Top,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing at the Big Top, Joshua Tree NP
Climbing at the Big Top, Joshua Tree NP

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