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Hill Street Blues  


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Hill Street Blues-Left side. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

This formation is mostly for the "crack" addicts and has on it the "must do" Blues Brothers (5.10a)*** (Page 123 Vogels Guide). The rock is beautiful Yosemite-like granite unlike the majority of rough rock in the park. No parking exists beyond the gate at the end of Lost Horse Road. Walk in approx. half of a mile. Stay on the road and please do not blaze your own trail. There is a single tree that has many slings and a rap ring to rap off of. 60m rope fine. Standard rack.

Getting There 

Turn off at the Lost Horse Road and park at the gate at the end of the public access. Walk the road passing the Ranger Station on your right. Continue for a couple hundred yards and look right for the formation furthest to the left. It should be obvious due to the different looking rock. Scramble up the hill to the base and have at it.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hill Street Blues:
Blue Bayou   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Out of the Blue   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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the bulletproof slab of Out of the Blue 5.11a

Out of the Blue 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hill Street Blues
This is a variation to Blues Brothers, with exceptionally good rock quality. The rock is extraordinarily smooth for Joshua Tree. Four out of five stars.Start 20 feet left of Blues Brothers. Climb the slab past 4 bolts (10d/11a above the 2nd bolt), moving left at the fourth bolt to a thin seam that is followed up and right to where it joins Blues Brothers, then make a somewhat run-out face move (5.8 PG) up to a straight-in crack which leads to ledges. Move right and climb the headwall just right ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Hill Street Blues and S-Cracks from near the gate. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Hill Street Blues and S-Cracks from near the gate....
Hill Street Blues-Right side. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Hill Street Blues-Right side. Photo by Blitzo.

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