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Jam or Slam Rock 

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Just off the road, this small rock has good routes in the 5.10 range. The south side (Fire or Retire, Cranking Skills or Hospital Bills) is warm and protected from the wind, and would be a location on colder days. The south east face (No Perch is Necessary, The Usual Suspects) is less sheltered.

Getting There 

Park in the south side pullout a few hundred yards before the Real Hidden Valley/Intersection Rock intersection. The southeast face is clearly visible from the road. To approach it, walk around the right and up. For the south face head left and around.

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Jam or Slam Rock:
Fire or Retire   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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The Usual Suspects (5.10d), Joshua Tree NP. <br />

The Usual Suspects 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Jam or Slam Rock
Step across a pit to a thin crack, then ascend to the base of the arete. This could be quite difficult if you are short.Alternately, pull third class moves right of the arete and traverse to the base. Pulling the rope through the draws before the second ties in might be a good idea if you choose this start.At the arete lay off a shallow crack to begin the route. Thin balancy moves lead past three bolts to jugs over the lip. Short, but the technical moves will keep your interest all the way to th...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Jam or Slam Rock (south face), Joshua Tree NP
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