Cyclops Rock Rock Climbing
Nearly stepped on this beautiful creature as I rap...
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".
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
23 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cyclops Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cyclops Rock:
The Eye 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Circe 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Dino Damage 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Cyclops Rock
The Official Route of the 1984 Olympics 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
: 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
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Brian Reynolds
Nov 4, 2002
The top of Cyclops Rock can be reached via a roudabout walk-up from the east side. You can descend the same way or make a single rope rappel from a pair of bolts on top of Spaghetti & Chili on the SW face.
Sep 15, 2006
Good thing there are lots of signs, or I wouldn't have been able to find it.
By ryan mattock
Jan 6, 2009
2 bolts replaced by (Ryan Mattock on 09-03-07) for route Named "Telegram for Mongo" 5.10c***.