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Rock Garden Valley - Right Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Amber Waves of Grain S 
Barn Dance T 
Barn Door, Left T 
Barn Door, Right T 
Blue Sky, Black Death T 
Bolivian Freeze Job T 
Born in a Barn T 
Chasin' the Grain TR 
Chile Willie T 
Cuban Sandwich T 
Double Fisting  T 
Lisa Lisa TR 
Mr. Michael goes to Washington T 
Single Cat Leg (AKA Why Does it Hurt When I Pee?) T 
Swiss Cheese T 
Treat, The T 
Turning Tricks T 
What's Hannen T 

Rock Garden Valley - Right Side Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0225, -116.1794 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 4, 2009
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Description 

This less popular portion of the Rock Garden Valley tends to be shorter with less of the good varnished rock that makes the left side so popular. Typically much less crowded than higher up and a shorter approach as well.

Routes listed from left to right -

Single Cat Leg (aka Why Does it Hurt when I Pee) (5.10b)
What's Hannen (5.10a)
Swiss Cheese (5.8)
The Treat (5.7)

  • About 100' right past a broken section

Mr. Michael goes to Washington (5.8)
I Wish I knew Josh Mac was Going to Steal the Money (5.10a TR)
Blue Sky, Black Death (5.5)
Hear my Grain A'Comin (5.11 TR)
Belt Sander (5.10 TR)
Barn Door, Left (5.9)
Barn Dance (5.10a)
Barn Door, Right (5.10a)
Born in a Barn (5.10b)
Amber Waves of Grain (5.8)
Bolivian Freeze Job (5.9)
Lisa Lisa (5.11 TR)
Chasin' the Grain (5.10 TR)
Chile Willie (5.8)
Grainspotting (5.9 TR)
Barnstormer (5.7 TR)

  • A short ways down and right on a small block

Training for Patagonia (5.10b)
Cold Columbian (5.9)
Peruvian Power Layback (5.9)

Getting There 

Hike up through boulders to reach this portion of the wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',7],['5.11',2],['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 - Right Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rock Garden Valley - Right Side:
Cuban Sandwich   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Single Cat Leg (AKA Why Does it Hurt When I Pee?)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Turning Tricks   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Swiss Cheese Wall, Left Side  A. What's Hannen 5.1...

Turning Tricks 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Rock Garden Valley - Right ...
This variation finish turns a good route into a great one.Climb the crux of Single Cat Leg, then hand traverse right on a rail to an extended move right into an overhanging seam. Clip a bolt, then climb a bouldery sequence through slightly overhanging rock to jugs. Move left to a shelf with a 2-bolt anchor.Tricky, sustained, technical, and pumper at the finish, on great rock; this little gem is at the top of my list of "Best Trad Leads" in Rock Garden Valley....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Brian Reynolds
Nov 4, 2002
An obvious easy walk-up just up-canyon from Swiss Cheese gives access to the entire lower half of the wall if you want to set a TR.

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