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Freeway Wall Rock Climbing 

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Freeway Wall is a long formation with two distinct sections. It is easily identified by a prominent rampy slab on its south side on the chunk furthest from the road. The wall is popular and has several excellent 5.9 and harder climbs like Cakewalk and Nobody Walks in LA

Getting There 

Head south on the Lost Horse dirt road. Freeway Wall is the first large formation reached and has a 4 car pullout, from which the rampy slab is visible. Follow the climber's trail to the boulders, and talus hop uphill to reach the more popular section section of the rock. The lower section is a short walk from the parking area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.2 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Freeway Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Freeway Wall:
False Smooth as Silk   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Freeway Wall
Smooth as Silk   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lower Freeway Wall
Cakewalk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Upper Freeway Wall
Nobody Walks in LA   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper Freeway Wall
Sig Alert (aka Cast Up A Highway)   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper Freeway Wall
Anacram   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper Freeway Wall
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Cakewalk 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Upper Freeway Wall
Cakewalk climbs an obvious crack on the south side of Freeway Wall, fairly high up the gully before reaching the highpoint of a small pass.Climb the nice thin hand crack up to where the wall steepens and the crack thins. Traverse left a few feet to a juggy hand crack going over a small overhang. Head up and a bit right on the crack as it goes from hands to fingers to fist.This is a nice sustained pitch. Pretty easy for 5.9 - this is a good lead for those breaking into 9....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Freeway Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Freeway Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Freeway Wall, Joshua Tree NP
Freeway Wall, Joshua Tree NP

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