Cockroach Rock itself is rotten. The climbing varies, but the rock is rotten. There's not a climb on the rock that you couldn't pull half the holds off of.
Park at the road closure on the way to the Lost Horse Ranger Station, take the Access Fund trail (nicer than walking in the wash.)
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Classic Corner 5.7 Trad, 1 pitch, 30 feet
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False Classic Corner (aka The Case Of The Missing Nolina) 5.6 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cockroach Crag
Left of Classic Corner (5.7) and across from the blocky Cockroach Crag is this left-facing corner system/ramp. Good jams on clean rock make this a worthy tick if in the area and a sunny location makes this a good route to do on those chilly afternoons, although there is little to no protection from the wind. Perhaps one star out of five. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA