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Roadside Rocks  

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Roadside Rocks lie on the west side of Quail Springs Road between Hidden Valley Campground and Lost Horse. Lost Horse is to the west, the Outback to the east, and Real Hidden Valley to the south. Classics in the area include Coarse and Buggy (5.11b) on Dihedral Rock and the 5.8 Fingertip Traverse of Josh on the Pep Boys Crag.

Getting There 

For Slump Rock, The Sand Castle, The Green Room, Three Pile Island, Bite Rock, The Foundry, and JBMF boulders, roll out of bed and walk over from Hidden Valley Campground. Pep Boys, Dihedral, Summit Or Plummet are a 20 minute walk from camp or a very short drive. If you must drive, park along Quail Springs Road at the convenient pullout and berate yourself for being a lazy bastard.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.1 miles from here

88 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',32],['1 Star',45],['Bomb',3]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Roadside Rocks:
Jumar of Flesh   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Foundry, The
Couldn't Wait   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 60'   Dihedral Rock
Six-Pack Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Foundry, The
Fire or Retire   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Jam or Slam Rock
Coarse and Buggy   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Dihedral Rock
The Sowsuckle   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Dihedral Rock
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Coarse and buggy <br />

Coarse and Buggy 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dihedral Rock
This route is among many people's favorite climbs at J-Tree and I would have to say that it's the coolest single pitch I've done at the Tree. Locate the stunning left-facing dihedral which faces the road...you can't miss it. A toprope can be set up top without too much trouble, which means the climb is likely to be swarmed by a TR-ing mob from time to time. The climb can either be started by climbing easily in from the boulder on the left or via a direct start (5.10). The crux (5.11-) comes ri...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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clipping another micronut on the crux section
clipping another micronut on the crux section
An extraordinary sunrise at J Tree (photo: Steven Keates)
An extraordinary sunrise at J Tree (photo: Steven ...
False Up 20 Boulder. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
False Up 20 Boulder.
Photo by Blitzo.
J-Tree shadow on stone-Roadside Rocks Area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
J-Tree shadow on stone-Roadside Rocks Area.
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Jam or Slam Rock
Jam or Slam Rock
The Milepost. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
The Milepost.
Photo by Blitzo.
Found In The Duffel formation
BETA PHOTO: Found In The Duffel formation
View of roadside rocks that are off-limits to climbing ;-(
View of roadside rocks that are off-limits to clim...
View from Jam or Slam Rock
View from Jam or Slam Rock

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