Queen Mountain Rock Climbing
Giant Nolina (Nolina parryi), Joshua Tree NP
Queen Mountain has some of the most beautiful and remote climbing in all of Joshua Tree National Park. The climbs are predominantly traditonal with a smattering of sport routes, although for the most part the face routes are traditionally bolted. There are several distinct sub-areas, some of which are the Cirque of the Climbables, The Pearls, Olympic Dome, The Frontier Wall, The Summit Area and Walt's Rocks. The rock quality is excellent, with some of the best varnish climbing in The Park. Raging classics include Perfect Fingers
(5.10c), Treasure of the Sierra Madre
(5.10d), White Rain
(5.11a), The Bloodline
(5.12a), A Fine Line (5.12b) and Survivor (5.13c).
There's no two ways about it, the approaches are LONG! Either hike from the dirt roads to the south of the peak or from the Uncle Willy's parking area. Allow 1.5 - 2 hours for the approach.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
78 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',29],['1 Star',25],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Queen Mountain
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Queen Mountain:
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White Rain 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Upper Walt's Rocks
White Rain is a fantastic mixed pro climb; one of the few to get 5 stars in Randy's guide book. The route begins on a large boulder uphill from Mojave Queen (5.11a). It is prudent to stick clip the first bolt before stepping onto the steep face. Sustained face climbing past six bolts on fine patina brings the climber to cruxy moves that gain the short finger/hand crack. A few challenging moves in the crack lead to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Rhesa Ashbacher on a climb somewhere on Queen Moun...
Coyotes are hard to see. Photo by Blitzo.
The road into Queen Mountain. Photo by Blitzo.
Queen Mountain. Photo by Blitzo.
Crags near the summit. Photo by Blitzo.
A down joshua tree with snow, Queen Valley. Photo ...
Wash and Frontier Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
The rock is a bit different on Queen Mountain. Pho...
Todd Gordon climbing on Queen Mountain. Photo by B...
Tucker Tech on a new route on Queen Mountain. Phot...
Climbing on Queen Mountain. Photo by Blitzo.
A random tower on Queen Mountain. Photo by Blitzo.
Wash below Queen Mountain, Joshua Tree.
Queen Mountain from Ryan Mountain. Photo by Blitzo...
one of the many varnished formations on the descen...
Yuccas, barrel, basalt and Queen Mountain. Photo b...
Frontier Wall and Spire. Photo by Blitzo.
Coyote tracks in a wash. Photo by Blitzo.
Golden Nugget and Upper Walt's Rocks. Photo by Bli...
Boulders near Queen Mountain. Photo by Blitzo.
Cirque of the Climbables. Photo by Blitzo.
San Gorgonio from Queen Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Clouds over Queen Mountain. Photo by Blitzo.
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