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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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rattlesnake Canyon:
Featured Route For Rattlesnake Canyon
Frontier Justice 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Lower Dodge City
A hand crack start leads up to an imposing roof (5.10+) which goes at a far easier grade than appearances suggest. Once established over the lip the climbing is off-vertical, thin face with difficult smearing. The crux will be found around the vicinity of the fifth bolt with easier moves leading to the top and a bolted anchor/rap. This spectacular route is well worth the rugged thirty minute approach. Almost a sport climb, except for the crack start, but the rest of the route is protected like ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA