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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.
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.
29 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Intersection Rock:
Upper Right Ski Track 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
West Chimney 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Mike's Books 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Overhang Bypass 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
The Flake 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
North Overhang 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Half Track 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Shovling-Cole 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Water Chute 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Let It All Hang Out 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Lower Right Ski Track 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Billabong 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Shana Grant 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Left Ski Track 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Bongledesh 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Trapeze 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Huevos 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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The Flake 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Intersection Rock
Easily done in a single pitch this semi-classic requires being versed in a variety of techniques to succeed. Start up a chimney/offwidth (facing left is easier) which narrows higher up and transitions into a flake which is liebacked until it ends near a horizontal where delicate face climbing gains the top. Three stars out of five....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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