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Cyclops Rock

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Are We Ourselves T 
Aye, Aye T 
Business Trip T 
Carolyn's Rump T 
Circe T 
Cyclops Direct T 
Dino Damage T 
Eye, The T 
Foul Fowl T 
Fractured Fissure T 
Goldilocks T 
Gray Cell Green S 
I, The T 
Leader's Fright T 
New Year's Day T 
Official Route of the 1984 Olympics, The T 
Overnight Sensation T 
Penelope's Walk T 
Slim Jim TR 
Spaghetti & Chili T 
Surface Tension T 
Thin Red Line T 
Ulysses' Bivouac T 

Cyclops Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.01496, -116.15944 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Jul 7, 2002
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Description 

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


Getting There 

The flat-topped Cyclops Rock is due east of Intersection Rock and identified by the prominent "Eye".


Climbing Season



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]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',1],['5.8',6],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cyclops Rock

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'   
Spaghetti & Chili   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Cyclops Direct   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
The Official Route of the 1984 Olympics   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Gray Cell Green   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Surface Tension   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dino Damage   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Overnight Sensation   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Cyclops Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Going big past the 3rd bolt...

Overnight Sensation 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cyclops Rock
On the Northeast Face, climb up face and cracks past the left side of a big brown scoop. At the right side of another brown scoop, a crack leans up and right. Follow this past a diagonal slash. Move right past a bolt to another right leaning crack and up....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Cyclops Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearly stepped on this beautiful creature as I rap...
Nearly stepped on this beautiful creature as I rap...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Old Woman and Hidden Valley Campground, as see...
The Old Woman and Hidden Valley Campground, as see...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cyclops Rock, Joshua Tree National Park
Cyclops Rock, Joshua Tree National Park
Rock Climbing Photo: Cyclops. Photo by Blitzo.
Cyclops. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cyclops Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Cyclops Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Thin Red Line, 5.12
Thin Red Line, 5.12
Rock Climbing Photo: Trash the dress photo shoot I did with my wife. Pr...
Trash the dress photo shoot I did with my wife. Pr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Michael McKay climbs the classic Eye on Cyclops Ro...
Michael McKay climbs the classic Eye on Cyclops Ro...
Rock Climbing Photo: South side of Cyclops Rock in the morning sun
South side of Cyclops Rock in the morning sun
Rock Climbing Photo: Trail marker on the way to Cyclops Rock, Joshua Tr...
Trail marker on the way to Cyclops Rock, Joshua Tr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Standard Photo of Cyclops on a picturesque Autumn ...
Standard Photo of Cyclops on a picturesque Autumn ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cyclops Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Cyclops Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cyclops Rock from the approach trail.
BETA PHOTO: Cyclops Rock from the approach trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up Oversight (5.10a), Joshua Tree NP
Looking up Oversight (5.10a), Joshua Tree NP

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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.
By Blitzo
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***.

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