Munchkinland Crag Rock Climbing
Munchkinland Crag. Photo by Blitzo.
The farthest crag in Munchkinland (which is roughly; the No Place Like Dome area, Witch/Voodoo/Wizard Rocks, and the Scarecrow Munchkinland Rocks). It is home to the sporty face routes Robocop meets the Munchkins
( 5.10a ) and Over the Rainbow ( 5.10d ) as well as the sphincter tightening Smiles for the Grim Reaper ( 5.10c ).
Perhaps not a destination crag in itself, it is worth a hike over from Dorothy's Crag in the Valley of Voices or perhaps No Place Like Dome.
The most direct approach is from the Munchkinland parking (closed road 1.4 mi north of Pinto Wye; 3.5 miles from the North Entrance). Approach the most obvious pass into a series of formations (the approach to No Place Like Dome). From the mouth of this wash, cut up and right into a drainage on the hillside. At the top of this drainage, pass beteween Voodoo Dome and Witch Rock, continue between Wizard Rock and an unamed clump (this is fairly rough going with some boulder hopping). Munchkinland Crag is the largest formation up on the hillside, facing southwest.
The cleanest approach is to come in from the Valley of Voices. Keep going past Dorothy's Crag, on the way down keep the large formations to your left. Munchinland Crag will be on your left, the last large formation.
Climbing Season For the OZ Area area.
Weather station 7.1 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Munchkinland Crag
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: Joshua Tree National Park
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This route is the very definition of sporty. Overall the rock quality is good. Traverse in on overhung holds placing a small piece. Continue up finding solid edges to the first bolt. Past the first bolt you will encounter the crux with the physical difficulty gradually decreasing as the mental challenge grows. About 15' past the first bolt the burden eases as you clip the second bolt. Continue passing the final bolt on the right. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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From: Joshua Tree, California
Jun 25, 2010
Chris and Adam;..this section is all messed up...it needs to be OZ....then divided into OZ areas; Munchkinland, Valley of Voices,Emerald City,Hollywood, Magic Mountain ....then the separate climbs at each area.....you can fix that, can't you guys?...this is such a cool area;...it deserves to be organized correctly....