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Intersection Rock

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Bat Crack T 
Beginner's Three T 
Billabong T 
Bongledesh T 
Dead Again T 
Death by Misadventure T 
Drawstring T 
Elijah's Coming T 
Flake, The T 
Golden Bush Corner T 
Half Track T 
Huevos S 
Jungle T 
Left Ski Track T 
Let It All Hang Out T 
Lower Right Ski Track T 
Mike's Books T 
North Overhang T 
Outer Limit T 
Overhang Bypass T 
Pinacle Stand T 
Secovar T 
Shana Grant S 
Shovling-Cole T 
Southeast Corner T 
Southwest Passage T 
Trapeze  T 
Underpass T 
Upper Right Ski Track T 
Water Chute T 
West Chimney T 
Zigzag T 

Intersection Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.0148, -116.163 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Intersection Rock lies at the crossroads of Quail Springs Road and Hidden Valley Campground. Note that the road has been re-routed to the south side of the formation, which has led to some confusion with first-time visitors trying to mesh guidebook descriptions to locate the routes.

Tony Bubb: "On Intersection Rock, there are three main cracks running diagonally up and left from the base. These are visible from the North side (from the Hidden Valley Campground) and are called, from right to left, Right Ski Track (Upper and Lower), Left Ski Track, and Half Track These are plainly visible in the attached photograph."

At 5.3, Upper Right Ski Track is a rare starred beginner route.

In the 5.6 - 5.8 range, Mike's Books is a fun 2-pitch route (2nd pitch a bit wide). Overhang Bypass (5.7) is a fantastic variation to North Overhang (5.9) - both classics. The Flake (5.8) is another must do.

Lower Right Ski Track (5.10b) and Left Ski Track (5.11a) will help to keep your ego in check.


Getting There 

If driving from the Park's West Entrance, park at the newly constructed parking area at Hidden Valley Campground. All routes are easily accessed from here.


Climbing Season



Weather station 10.1 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',9],['5.7',1],['5.8',5],['5.9',2],['5.10',10],['5.11',5],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Intersection Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Intersection Rock:
Upper Right Ski Track   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Mike's Books   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Overhang Bypass   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
The Flake   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pinacle Stand   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
North Overhang   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Half Track   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Water Chute   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Elijah's Coming   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Let It All Hang Out   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lower Right Ski Track   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Billabong   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Shana Grant   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Left Ski Track   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Trapeze    5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Huevos   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Intersection Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Fabi on Trapeze

Trapeze 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Intersection Rock
Starts 30 or so feet to the left of Lower Right Ski Track. A step-off move from a boulder (bolt protected) starts the climb, followed by a beguiling, 5.11 face balance crux. There is a runout mantle and 5.9 moves to reach the second bolt: beware. Above, tricky face climbing past bolts and a piton gains the roof. After a slight traverse rightward, acrobatic moves climb past the roof and onto the face above, moving right to join Lower Right Ski Track and the beginning of Upper Right Ski Track....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Intersection Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jodi Levine performs a sunset salutation atop Inte...
Jodi Levine performs a sunset salutation atop Inte...
Rock Climbing Photo: Blooming cactus with Intersection Rock in the back...
Blooming cactus with Intersection Rock in the back...
Rock Climbing Photo: Intersection Rock at sunset. Photo by Nicholas Ron...
Intersection Rock at sunset. Photo by Nicholas Ron...
Rock Climbing Photo: Intersection Rock - West Face
BETA PHOTO: Intersection Rock - West Face
Rock Climbing Photo: My fiancee setting up the belay for the Right Ski ...
My fiancee setting up the belay for the Right Ski ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Intersection Rock - East Face
BETA PHOTO: Intersection Rock - East Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Intersection Rock - North Face
BETA PHOTO: Intersection Rock - North Face
Rock Climbing Photo: view from the top of intersection rock
view from the top of intersection rock
Rock Climbing Photo: From the right angle, the North end of Intersectio...
From the right angle, the North end of Intersectio...
Rock Climbing Photo: getting ready to rap from the top
getting ready to rap from the top
Rock Climbing Photo: Intersection rock, taken from the camps below Chim...
Intersection rock, taken from the camps below Chim...
Rock Climbing Photo: We're coming to Intersection rock
We're coming to Intersection rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Midway up Intersection Rock with Turtle Rock in th...
Midway up Intersection Rock with Turtle Rock in th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mile marker 17 and Intersection Rock
Mile marker 17 and Intersection Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Intersection Rock-East Face. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Intersection Rock-East Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: South face, Intersection Rock, April 08.
South face, Intersection Rock, April 08.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on Intersection Rock, Joshua Tree.
Climbers on Intersection Rock, Joshua Tree.
Rock Climbing Photo: Gettin' down in the desert, Joshua Tree.
Gettin' down in the desert, Joshua Tree.
Rock Climbing Photo: Joshua Tree detail.
Joshua Tree detail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Intersection Rock traverse
Intersection Rock traverse
Rock Climbing Photo: intersection rock at sunset
intersection rock at sunset
Rock Climbing Photo: Intersection Rock
Intersection Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Intersection is a great place for a picnic too.......
Intersection is a great place for a picnic too.......
Rock Climbing Photo: Standing atop intersection after climbing The Flak...
Standing atop intersection after climbing The Flak...

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By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Feb 25, 2007
I rapped today 2/25/07 from the bolts above the Right Ski Track area.... you know, the ones at the top of North Overhang.... I took one of the bolts out with my fingers. And I mean "out", and then screwed it back in. YMMV
By Matthew Fienup
Administrator
From: Ventura, CA
Jun 3, 2008
As of May 30, 2008, this bolt is still loose enough to remove with your fingers. My partner's eyes popped out of his head when I handed him the bolt.

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