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Big Top  

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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 13, 2006
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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

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Big Top:
Sawdust and Peanut Shells   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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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

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Silver Cholla and Big Top. Photo by Blitzo.
Silver Cholla and Big Top. Photo by Blitzo.

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