While the Jumbo Rocks area in general does not yield much in the way of good climbing, Conan's Corridor is the exception to the rule. There are at least 8 routes on the main (east) face, 5 of which are worthy of multiple stars. Must-do's include Colorado Crack (5.9), Gem (5.8), and Spiderman (5.10a).
From the intersection of the main road and Jumbo Rocks Campground, hike approximately 1/4 mile north, traveling over some slabby terrain, through some brambles, and finally through a slot (Conan's Corridor) which opens up into a 100' east-facing wall with several excellent cracks. Total approach time - 5 minutes if you don't get lost. The Corridor Face goes into shade in the early afternoon.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Conan's Corridor:
Gem 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Colorado Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Spiderman 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Boulderado (aka California Face) 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
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Colorado Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Conan's Corridor
Colorado Crack is THE climb to do in the greater Jumbo Rocks area.This 100' crack lies in the middle of the Corridor Face just right of Spiderman and is right-angling at the bottom, then vertical to the top. Face climb past large huecos to the right-angling hand crack. Continue up a vertical finger crack with nice face holds on exquisite rock.Anchor: natural gear.To descend, scramble off to the north (climber's right). This involves a move or two of downclimbing or...take DE's advi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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