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Rock Garden Valley - Left Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beck's Bet T 
Double Dogleg T 
Euthyphro T 
Fortune Cookie T 
Griffin, The T 
Holly Device T 
Lewd and Lascivious Conduct T 
MZM (Maria Zink Memorial) T 
Personal Space TR 
Pop Rocks T 
Rock Candy T 
Rock Dog Candy Leg TR 
Rock-a-Lot T 
Silent But Deadly T 
Smithereens T 
Spitwad T 
Split Personality T 
Top of the Pops T 
Unknown T 
Yi T 
Young Lust T 

Rock Garden Valley - Left Side Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0215, -116.1777 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 4, 2009
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Rock Garden Valley-Left. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

This popular area is home to a wealth of moderate cracks and faces with excellent rock and good protection. The presence of bolted rap anchors across the top means one can get in a large number of routes quickly - provided it's not too busy.

Routes listed from left to right -

Pop Rocks (5.10b)
Sugar Pops (5.10c TR)
Top of the Pops (5.10d)
Silent but Deadly (5.9 R)
On the Side (5.10a TR)

  • About 50' to the right past a break in the wall

Holly Device (5.10c)
The Griffin (5.10a R)
Fortune Cookie (5.10a)
Spitwad (5.9)
Euthyphro (5.8)
Euthenics (5.8)
Young Lust (5.8)
Lewd and Lascivious Conduct (5.10c R)
Smithereens (5.8)
Yi (5.6)
Rock-a-Lot (5.7)
Candyman (5.9 TR)
Rock Candy (5.9)
Rock Dog Candy Leg (5.11 TR)
Double Dogleg (5.7)
Split Personality (5.9)
Personal Space (5.10c TR)
Beck's Bet (5.7)

Getting There 

Continue up through boulders past the Rock Garden Valley - Right Side to where it levels out and you're there.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',5],['5.10',7],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rock Garden Valley - Left Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rock Garden Valley - Left Side:
Beck's Bet   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Double Dogleg   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Rock-a-Lot   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Smithereens   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Young Lust   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Spitwad   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Rock Candy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Euthyphro   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Split Personality   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Holly Device   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Top of the Pops   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: rock candy

Rock Candy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...
The climb can be started directly under the first bolt via a large undercling flake (5.10), but the normal start is about 10' to the left, and about halfway to the start of Rock-a-Lot. Once above the flake a thin horizontal crack provides protection before the first bolt. Easy moves lead up and left to the second bolt where the angle steepens and a thin seam starts (microwires handy here). Pull some thin moves (crux) and then hit a finger crack which leans to the right higher before petering ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Rock Garden Valley - Left Side Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Left climber is on "Lewd and Lascivious Condu...
Left climber is on "Lewd and Lascivious Condu...
Rock Climbing Photo: View from Rock Garden Valley
View from Rock Garden Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: my wife and dad finding some shade at the base on ...
my wife and dad finding some shade at the base on ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Garden Valley (far left side), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Garden Valley (far left side), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Garden Valley - Left Side, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Garden Valley - Left Side, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Entering the fun upper section...
Entering the fun upper section...

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