Just down the road from Hall of Horrors and Saddle Rocks is this collection of gritty crags very near the Ryan Mountain trailhead. Lots of friction style routes as well as some cracks with a handful of routes being standouts.
Park as for the Ryan Mountain trailhead, which is located just north of Hall of Horrors and Saddle Rocks. A short hike south from the large parking lot leads to the formations.
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Wait Until Dark 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Grotto Rock
This face climb lies on the left margin of the west face of Grotto Rock. Climb face and a large loose flake to the first bolt. Above, a single hard move on solid patina leads to easier climbing on buckets past 2 more bolts to the top. A 2 bolt anchor is located about 6 feet back from the edge.Despite the intial loose holds, it is worth doing. Descend by downclimbing the center of the upper east face to a ledge; then head right (south) and down a corner/flare to the right end of the we...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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