Rattlesnake Canyon Rock Climbing
Reflection-Rattlesnake Canyon. Photo by Blitzo.
Covers the large canyon at the southeast corner of Indian Cove as well as the hillside above the picnic area. Approaches range from minutes to well over an hour depending upon the crag.
From the vicinity of the Short Wall drive east and then south to a large parking area at the end of the road. A well-worn trail heads east (towards the hillside) through some rocks to gain a wash which is followed south with some occasional boulder hopping. When an open area is reached you can make a right to the Corral Wall or continue straight ahead (south) to reach the start of Rattlesnake Canyon. Pass the waterfall on the right, continue on (passing the Mini-Mall) and the wash will start to head west as you enter Rattlesnake Canyon proper.
Weather station 5.9 miles from here
207 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',67],['1 Star',94],['Bomb',5]
Classic Climbing Routes in Rattlesnake Canyon
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Featured Route For Rattlesnake Canyon
The Tomahawk 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : The Helmet
This incredible 2-pitch route begins in a left arching crack about 50' left of a large pine tree at the base of The Helmet's north face. Climb up a ramp underneath the crack to the first piton. A bolt past the piton leads to sporty face climbing to a second piton (TCU's may be placed here). A difficult move past the second piton leads to a sustained and technical traverse past 7 more bolts to a hanging 2 bolt belay. The second pitch passes 9 bolts up a steep chute over "mini moguls" to another ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA