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Dinosaur Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.02297, -116.16348 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: David Evans on Feb 25, 2003
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Description 

Dinosaur Rock has virtually all trad style routes. The north face (all day shade) has several good (not great) routes. Negasaurus (5.9) has a bouldery start (the crux) and easier cracks above. Gorgasaurus (5.7) is worth doing, and has a height dependant start. Goolabunga (5.10b) is the best of the lot. It is good steep slab climbing and somewhat continuous. The rock is very good but a bit grainy at the top. The east face routes are sunny but are not the best. There is a reason they named one "Too Loose to Trek!"


Getting There 

Out past the Iron Door Cave....see guidebook.


Climbing Season

For the The Outback area.

Weather station 9.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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]


Featured Route For Dinosaur Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Hat Trick

Hat Trick 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dinosaur Rock
start to the left of Gorgasaurus on the left trending hand crack. follow up to a small ledge to gain a good rest. start into the next left trending hand crack to pull the crux (mental) move (a small mantle) to a decent stance. work your way over into the next larger crack on a small traverse to gain a nice crack to the top. Great boulder on top for a bomber anchor set up. down climb to get off through a small cave to the left of the anchor or find the rap bolts on top somewhere...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Dinosaur Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Window on the east side of Dinosaur Rock, Joshua T...
Window on the east side of Dinosaur Rock, Joshua T...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dinosaur Rock-North Face. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Dinosaur Rock-North Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dinosaur Rock (W. Face), Joshua Tree NP
Dinosaur Rock (W. Face), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: West Face of Dinosaur Rock
BETA PHOTO: West Face of Dinosaur Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Dinosaur Rock (N. Face), Joshua Tree NP
Dinosaur Rock (N. Face), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Old campfire ring at the base of Dinosaur Rock, Jo...
Old campfire ring at the base of Dinosaur Rock, Jo...
Rock Climbing Photo: onsighted this route..no idea what it was. on the ...
onsighted this route..no idea what it was. on the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Margy on the indirect start to Gorgasaurus (5.10-)...
Margy on the indirect start to Gorgasaurus (5.10-)...

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By David Evans
Feb 27, 2003
I forgot to mention the anchors and rappel setup. From the top of Nega. and Gorga. there is a rappel anchor (east end of summit) consisting of a tied off block. It can be used as the anchor as well. The top of Goolabunga needs 2 large cams (3") for a bomber anchor.
By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Mar 21, 2003
The single bolt protecting the lower face of Too Loose to Trek (west face of Dinosaur Rock) was replaced 1/2003.

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