Cap Rock - North Face Rock Climbing
Cap Rock-from the Northeast. Photo by Blitzo.
This is the often shady portion of Cap Rock that is visible from the road as you approach it from the north (Hidden Valley Campground) or the east from the vicinity of Ryan Campground.
A good choice on warm days due to it's orientation this wall is home to a number of easier cracks as well as some spicy face routes in the 5.10-5.11 range. Note that this face is quite popular with guide services for it's easy crack systems and often tied up with a multitude of ropes - fortunately it's easy to spot this from the paved road.
Walk around Cap Rock heading right for the North and Northeast faces or alternately head left to reach the North face more directly.
Weather station 11.6 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cap Rock - North Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cap Rock - North Face:
Featured Route For Cap Rock - North Face
The Ayatollah 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Cap Rock - North Face
Originally rated 11a on TR, this fine route is in the middle of the "amphitheater" on the upper north face. The climb begins as a thin crack that tapers to a seam where the first of three closely spaced bolts occurs. Powerful tips liebacking and high steps lead to the top. Clipping the bolts is tenuous / strenuous! Great rock - three out of five stars....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Me (1992), just below the bolt. Pretty thin and st...
Mar 13, 2016
Hi All, my buddy left our rope at the base of the north face. It was on our yellowish/green and grey rope bag. If anyone saw it or has it, please let me know I would LOVE to get it back.
Thanks again climbing community!