BETA PHOTO: Your first view of RC Rock as you enter the canyon...
High on the left side of the canyon guarding the last bit of the approach to Ancient Kingdom is this large north-facing crag named for it's developer Raleigh Collins. Three known routes are found here on a large swath of desert varnish - The Rand
(5.10a), Gold Strike
(5.11b) and Reallly Good
(5.11c) on the shady north face.
Routes listed left to right: Reallly Good
(5.11c) Gold Strike
(5.11b) The Rand
Approach as for the Split Boulder and then continue up the canyon another 10 minutes or so via boulder hopping and rough terrain to the base of the formation. Total approach time is about 20-30 minutes from the vicinity of the Short Wall.
Weather station 6.3 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For RC Rock
Reallly Good 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : RC Rock
Start down low in a short section of crack and then clip a bolt which lands you on a ledge at the base of an obtuse corner system. Continuous stemming leads up and right as you enter the darker patina rock and grapple with tricky movement through a series of angular corners to finish atop a ledge with anchors. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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The view from the base of RC Rock, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Photo/topo for RC Rock, Joshua Tree NP
By shelby beardslee
From: 29 Palms, CA
May 6, 2011
I have been trying to figure out what the routes are on RC Rock. Does anyone know the routes on this formation in the photo? It has two really nice bolted lines and from what I have gathered there are supposed to be 3 or 4 climbs on this formation. i.e. The Rand (5.10a), Gold Strike (5.11b) and Reallly Good (5.11c).
I cant find the beta anywhere can someone email the routes or post them up?