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Joe Brown and Half Dome Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,550'
Location: 33.9831, -117.3937 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jan 18, 2011
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On the south shoulder of Joe Brown Boulder.

Description 

This area has a number of good boulder problems and top ropes, all with excellent rock quality. A number of the climbs are difficult to label as either bolder problems or Top Ropes, so use your judgement to decide how you want to tackle them.

Joe Brown and Half Dome Boulder are located above the bridge while the Harrison Boulder is to be found downslope below the bridge.

The classic climbs found here include The Mug, The Eye, Trapeze and Pink Bug.

Getting There 

Walk up the access road. Just south of the summit the road has a bridge. This bridge is at the center of the area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.2 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',8],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Joe Brown and Half Dome Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Joe Brown and Half Dome Area:
Trapeze   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   Half Dome Boulder
Overhung   V1 5     Boulder, 8'   Overhung Boulder
Black Gnat   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Pink Boulder
Pink Bug   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Pink Boulder
Waterchute   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 40'   Joe Brown
Tissiack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4 PG13     TR, Boulder, 25'   Half Dome Boulder
The Eye   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     TR, 40'   Joe Brown
Power Pack   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR   Joe Brown
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Featured Route For Joe Brown and Half Dome Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Trapeze. photo by Chris Miller

Trapeze V0 4  CA : Inland Empire : ... : Half Dome Boulder
On the southwest side of the larger Half Dome boulder, climb up the vertical face on excellent rock. Use sidebulls, an undercling, and incut flakes near the top. Fairly OTD with a not-so-great landing, many might opt to set a toprope utilizing the same anchors that are used for the north face cracks. Warning: lizards live under the deep undercling and might startle you, although I've never had one bite me in what I imagine are probably more than a hundred ascents....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Joe Brown and the distant cross, Mt. Rubidoux
Joe Brown and the distant cross, Mt. Rubidoux
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe Brown and Halfdome Boulder Area
BETA PHOTO: Joe Brown and Halfdome Boulder Area
Rock Climbing Photo: The Ben Lewis Bridge and Joe Brown, Mt. Rubidoux
The Ben Lewis Bridge and Joe Brown, Mt. Rubidoux
Rock Climbing Photo: 85ºF in January.   Nice, perhaps a little too nic...
85ºF in January. Nice, perhaps a little too nic...
Rock Climbing Photo: The cross from Joe Brown Boulder.
The cross from Joe Brown Boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe Brown Area
Joe Brown Area
Rock Climbing Photo: A fine spring day at Joe Brown Boulder.
A fine spring day at Joe Brown Boulder.

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