This small area just east of Ryan Campground is home to a good collection of crack and face routes on variable quality rock. Approaches are fairly easy and yet often enought to escape the crowds closer to the road.
Park in a large paved turnout midway between Ryan Campground and Hall of Horrors/Saddle Rocks. A signed trail leads to Target Rock and then branches - right for Conrad Rock and straight ahead for The Oyster Bar, Agent Orange Rock and The Asylum. Approach times vary from 10 - 20 minutes from the closest parking area.
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The Jungle (aka Apocalypse Now) 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet Conrad Rock : Conrad Rock - Heart of Dark...
Venus Which is Green (aka Disposition Crevice) 5.11a Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet The Asylum : Split Personality Rock
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Heart of Darkness 5.10d CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Conrad Rock - Heart of Dark...
A striking splitter on perfect, varnished rock that runs from fingers through small hands (this route favors those with smaller hands). The unique location and high quality rock make this a three (out of five) star route; were it longer this would garner more stars. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA