Indian Head is the large formation at the top of the approach gully. It is the home of Joshua Tree's best aid climb. There are also a couple free routes. It's a bit of a hike, up 1,000 ft., but well worth it.
C2F 5.8 as of 02/16/2009Approach: 1-2 hoursDescent: 1-2 hoursSouth facing, so lots of sunGoof Proof Roof is THE classic roof aid climb in Joshua Tree. It's got everything from bolts, to heads, to thin nailing, to scary free climbing. Definately a must do for the aspiring aid climber. P1: Head, bolt, 7 heads, bolt, 4 more heads, anchor! The bolts are new fat bolts. The heads were all in good shape as of 2009_02_16. The heads are placed in drilled 1/4" or 3/8" holes. The hanging belay has lots ...[more]Browse More Classics in CA
Indian Head is very apparent from the road and just head off towards it and follow the left side of the gully. There is a trail in spots marked with cairns that makes the approach MUCH better. When in doubt, stay left and out of the gully bottom except for one section on a plateau once India Head is again visible.