Conrad Rock Rock Climbing
Josh Higgins onsights Heart of Darkness (5.11a), S...
On the far right (south) end of the Cowboy Crags is Conrad Rock. It features a few routes but the reason most people come here is for the excellent and aptly named splitter Heart of Darkness
(5.10d), contained in a very narrow (4-6 feet wide) very cool and shaded corridor.
Same initial approach as for the Oyster Bar - park in the lot just past Ryan Campground on your right and follow the trail to the base of Target Rock. Make a right and follow the trail south to the next formation, which is Conrad Rock (identified by a visible crack on the west face). Continue up through boulders to access a slab which leads into the southern entrance of the corridor. The southern approach (towards Ryan CG) is much easier than coming in from the north.
Weather station 11.1 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Conrad Rock from the approach trail, Joshua Tree N...
Conrad Rock from the west, Joshua Tree NP