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Outhouse Rock - East Face

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Outhouse Rock - East Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 18, 2007

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This tall, semi-hidden face sits just outside the perimeter of the campground proper which makes it easily accessible and also gives it a surprsingly secluded feel.

Of the half-dozen or so routes here most are cracks with the odd face route thrown in. Ratings range from 5.6 to 5.11c, although the majority are 5.10a and under; Straight Flush (5.8) and Strawberry Jam (5.9) are two of the best here.

Descent from the formation is made from a bolted anchor (70' rap) atop the Northwest Chimney (5.4 R) route which is found on the west face of the formation.

Getting There 

Walk to the northern apex of the front campground loop (passing the route Hands Off) and then cut east along the south side of Outhouse Rock through a rocky "notch" which has some remnants of old fencing visible. Make a left (heading north) and you're there. It's about a 5-10 minute walk from the bulletin board in Hidden Valley CG.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Outhouse Rock - East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Outhouse Rock - East Face:
Strawberry Jam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Strawberry Jam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Outhouse Rock - East Face
This route is located on the left side of the east face, just right of an obvious chimney system which diagonals up and right.A thin start leads to a ledge (the outer edge of the chimney) where a bridge/stem across to a nice hand crack continues to the summit. Rap anchors located on the opposite side of the rock atop the Northwest Chimney route.This is a nice route with good gear that's only minutes from the campground. Take care with your technique and try not to leave any "jam" behind....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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