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Star Wars Rock

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Star Wars Rock 


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Elevation: 4,000'
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 5, 2002
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Description 

Star Wars Rock is a large formation sitting on the northern end of the Virgin Isles that's visible from the road on the drive in. Easily reached by a short hike it features several good crack routes on it's west face - Thumbs Down Left (5.9), Light Sabre (5.10b) and Cedric's Deep Sea Fish Market (5.10d), as well as Walking on the Moon (5.12a) an excellent route that features mostly face climb up the steep face right of Light Sabre.


Getting There 

Park in a turnout about 4.5 miles down the Geology Tour Road near the northern end of the Virgin Isles. Hike east from the parking area passing along the north end of the Diamond Clump where Star Wars Rock will come into view with it's impressive, overhanging south face. Allow 10-15 minutes for the approach.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Star Wars Rock:
Light Sabre   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Between a Rock and a Hard Place   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Cedric's Deep Sea Fish Market   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Walking on the Moon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Contemplating the crux on Light Sabre.

Light Sabre 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Star Wars Rock
Light Sabre is one of the finest cracks for it's grade in Joshua Tree. It is long, sustained, continuous, and it will consume as much gear as you can throw at it. On the south side of Star Wars Rock are several right-slanting cracks. Light Sabre is the rightmost, with a small right-facing corner for the first half, a bulge, then a straight-in crack for the top. You can't walk by without being drawn in by its siren song. Expect a variety of jams, from locker fingers to off-hands, and a good s...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Star Wars Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
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