Gilligan's Island Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: An overview of the Gilligan's Island area, with (l...
Gilligan's Island is a west-facing, rocky hillside with three seperate crags - Gilligan's Island Crag
, Ginger's Face
and Mary Ann's Face
The majority of the routes are moderate cracks and faces with good protection, which makes this a popular area for those wishing to escape the crowds of more popular locales like Echo Rock and Hemingway Buttress. Getting there involves a hike of about a mile, but it's mostly level and on a well-defined trail, which makes it quite easy. Climbable throughout the day/season with morning shade and afternoon sun.
Some of the better climbs here include As The Wind Blows
(5.7), Hit It Ethel
(5.9), Teddy (5.9), Ape Man Hop
(5.10a) and Roomis E. Gloomis
Approach, from the parking lot at Key's Corner, as per the Ellsmere Island
area, but continue north another 200 meters or so beyond that crag until the crag comes into view; a short approach up the rocky hillside leads to the various crags. The approach takes 20-40 minutes from the parking area depending upon your velocity.
Weather station 8.7 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Gilligan's Island
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gilligan's Island:
Featured Route For Gilligan's Island
The Caterpillar 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Ginger's Face
Start 20 feet left of Through the Looking Glass in a right-facing corner. Lieback the corner past a bolt,then, about half way up the corner, move right and climb the face past 2 bolts (5.8) to the top. There are 2 bolts (somewhat hidden) for a belay/rappel anchor (90 feet) up and right at the top of Gun for the Sun....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By C Miller
Mar 12, 2007
Castaway Spoiler Alert!
The area is named after the televison show of the same name which ran from 1964-1967 and featured seven castaways on a deserted island in the south pacific.
Click here to hear the Gilligan's Island Theme.