Cap Rock Area Rock Climbing
Covers the large mass of Cap Rock as well as smaller satellite crags which lie off the nature trail. Lots of quality crack and face routes from 5.2 to 5.13 all with an easy approach from the car.
Take the road that leads to Key's View and park in the large lot below the south face of Cap Rock. Check the individual crags for more detailed approach information. Plan on 1-10 minutes for the approach depending upon the area.
Weather station 11.6 miles from here
54 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',26],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cap Rock Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cap Rock Area:
Featured Route For Cap Rock Area
Up 40 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : The Molar
This is the easiest route on the formation, and the original. A corner start leads to a slightly overhanging layback/fingers crack up the south side of the rock. A tall, scary boulder problem or a fairly serious runout lead. Orignally one had to jump-off to a lower boulder via the north side....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
The Molar, Joshua Tree NP
Agina and Nathan looking for our next climb at the...
The Cinema, Joshua Tree NP
Raven lunatic, Joshua Tree NP
Cap Rock - late afternoon. Photo by Blitzo.
Spider's web, Joshua Tree NP
Cap Rock and the Beaver Boulder
The rock was all ours on this cold and windy Decem...
By Adam Stackhouse
Apr 6, 2010
Chris Linder actually having to work on a Josh toughy, The Dunce Cap, 5.13
No preplaced draws in this video!
By Seth Murphy
Apr 7, 2010
Looks so good. If Linder is struggling that much, it must be hard. Thanks for forwarding the vid along Adam.
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 7, 2010
Great video -- thanks for sharing it, Adam.