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Location: 34.03096, -116.14387 View Map  Incorrect?
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Lakeside Rock from atop Rat Rock, Joshua Tree NP

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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


Climbing Season



Weather station 8.6 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lakeside Rock:
An Eye for an Eye And a Route for a Route   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lakeside Rock - West Face
Father Figure   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Lakeside Rock - East Face
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Featured Route For Lakeside Rock
Still on easy terrain, what a beautiful route...

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

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Lakeside Rock and a very full Barker Dam, Joshua T...
BETA PHOTO: Lakeside Rock and a very full Barker Dam, Joshua T...
John Bachar soloing Father Figure, from the Bachar...
John Bachar soloing Father Figure, from the Bachar...

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By Woody Stark
Jan 29, 2004
This formation provides numerous excellent routes. A party of climbers could spend the day here; I have.