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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.
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.
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Strawberry Jam 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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Strawberry Jam 5.9 5c 17 VI 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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