Lakeside Rock Rock Climbing
Lakeside Rock from atop Rat Rock, Joshua Tree NP
This slabby wall is home to a number of fun slab routes, some cracks and one ultra-classic sport route. Rock quality is average, but with a short approach and less than average traffic this might be a wall worth checking out.
Notable routes here include X-Rated Tits
(5.9), an interesting bolt-protected groove to crack climb that has a name you'll either love or hate, An Eye for an Eye And a Route for a Route
(5.10b), a well protected thin face route with a long name and the popular steep sport route Father Figure
(5.12d) which is definitely not a slab.
From the Barker Dam parking area follow the trail out to Barker Dam proper and look east to a light-colored slabby wall which is Lakeside Rock.
Weather station 8.6 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lakeside Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lakeside Rock:
Featured Route For Lakeside Rock
Father Figure 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Lakeside Rock - East Face
To approach this route, walk past the right end of the west face and up slabs and boulders to reach the southern end of the formation.This is a classic Joshua Tree sport route - short, but with demanding and unusual moves. Make your way up a steep wall past several horizontals and a lower crux (5.11+) to the top where you will encounter a somewhat reachy crux. Shorter climbers may find the crux (and the route) to be harder than the rating indicates.To the left of this is Patracide, a decent ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Lakeside Rock and a very full Barker Dam, Joshua T...
John Bachar soloing Father Figure, from the Bachar...
By Woody Stark
Jan 29, 2004
This formation provides numerous excellent routes. A party of climbers could spend the day here; I have.