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Hillside Crags Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: toddgordon on May 10, 2010

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There are 5 climbs on the hillside above and to the right of the parking lot and the trail to 49 Palms Oasis.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, it's best to hike back along the road for a minute or two, and then head up the hillside to anything that looks big enough to have a roped rock climb on it....these are the climbs.

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Weather station 10.4 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: This is it; The Funky President.

Funky President 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hillside Crags
This climb is up on the hillside above and south of the parking lot. It is best approached by hiking back along the paved road, then hiking up the talus to the climb. Funky President is on a separate formation, all by itself, aways to the right of the clump of summit boulders easily seen from the main highway and parking lot. The formation is the furthest right most climbable rock formation, and has a left to right slanting crack bisecting the formation/boulder. This is Funky President. The...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: 49 Palms hillside crags.
49 Palms hillside crags.

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By Spencer M.
From: 29 palms
Feb 26, 2016
What's the route farthest to the left on the main face?
By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Feb 26, 2016
Demon Deacons (5.7)*
Located on the far left (east) edge of the summit boulders (The highest climbable cliff as seem from the parking lot). Climb up the face past four bolts to a two bolt anchor.
FA: Larry LaVoir, Todd Gordon, Chris Gorsky, Laura Tomaszweski, Bruce Christie

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