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Dairy Queen Wall Rock Climbing 


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The view from atop the DQ Wall, Joshua Tree NP

Description 

The Dairy Queen Wall is located left of Hemingway and the IRS Wall and behind Playhouse Rock and is seen as a large wall with an attractive left and right sides and a somewhat junky looking center.

Getting There 

Park as for Hemingway Buttress, in the large, paved parking area and follow the signed Access Fund trail towards Hemingway and then cut left to near the base of the wall. Alternately, one can park as for Playhouse Rock, near the Milepost, and follow the marked trail to Playhouse and then cut right to reach the same point near the base of the wall. Once at the base a bit of scrambling is required to access the base of the wall proper. Plan on 15-20 minutes from the car.

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Weather station 10.2 miles from here

35 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',9],['5.8',3],['5.9',4],['5.10',7],['5.11',3],['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 Dairy Queen Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dairy Queen Wall:
Mr. Misty Kiss   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...
Scrumdillyishus   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...
Leap Year Flake   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid...
Frosty Cone   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...
Lurch   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid...
Hot Fudge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...
Get Right or Get Left (aka Addams Family)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid...
Biological Clock   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...
Norm   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid...
Leap Erickson   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid...
Pat Adams Dihedral   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid...
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Pat Adams Dihedral 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid...
This is another neglected classic which is found on the left side of the Dairy Queen Wall. Once at the base of the cliff climb the excellent Leap Year Flake or Leap Erickson as an approach pitch. Once atop these routes you'll be under a large overhang capping a right facing corner which is the route.The undercling/layback just off the start is the crux, and after the first 30 feet of climbing, you have to go up and around the roof which is easier, but a bit scary. An excellent stopper...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Kyle Napierkowski
Apr 26, 2013
Visited in Feb this year and ticked off Frosty Cone, a fun moderate.

Would have liked to hop on the others nearby but, just as we were finishing up this one, a group of 20+ yahoos in bright tights showed up, hauling several guitars up the 4th class scramble. Despite dropping down 4 or 5 topropes, barely any of them ended up climbing, instead amassing at the base of DQ wall. Pretty good way to ruin a peaceful day in nature!

Hopefully my experience was atypical of the area.

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