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Sitting just east of HVCG, Cyclops Rock is primarily known for The Eye While rated 5.1 in Vogel's Climbing Guide, it is probably more like 5.4. Several bouldering problems lie in the area, including the V3 crack Pigpen
The flat-topped Cyclops Rock is due east of Intersection Rock and identified by the prominent "Eye".
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The Eye 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Circe 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Spaghetti & Chili 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Leader's Fright 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
The Official Route of the 1984 Olympics 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Gray Cell Green 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Surface Tension 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Dino Damage 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Overnight Sensation 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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The Official Route of the 1984 Olympics 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cyclops Rock
Start from the desert floor in a scoop and face climb up past some horizontals (pro) to the first bolt about 40' up. Interesting friction past two more bolts leads up and right to the left margin of a small cave/recess where you will find another bolt. Steep friction moves (crux) lead to the security of a good hold after which the climbing eases and some gear can be placed. One final bolt protects the moves to the top where a bolted anchor will be found. Either rappel off (60 meter rope needed),...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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