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Cap Rock - North Face

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Cap Rock - North Face 


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Location: 33.98991, -116.16346 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 26, 2009
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

Walk around Cap Rock heading right for the North and Northeast faces or alternately head left to reach the North face more directly.


14 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cap Rock - North Face:
Circus   5.2 3 8 II D 2c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
False Lieback   5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Event Horizon   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Ayatollah   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Cap Rock - North Face
The north face of Cap Rock - Horror-zontal Terror-verse (5.10b) climbs the horizontal crack at mid-height while The Ayatollah (5.11b/c) is up the vertical seam right of center.

The Ayatollah 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 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

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Cap Rock-from the Northeast. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Cap Rock-from the Northeast.
Photo by Blitzo.
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