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.
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.
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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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Between a Rock and a Hard Place 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Star Wars Rock
This leaning, almost bombay squeeze chimney is great entertainment for climbers and spectators alike. If you go with the proper side in, the crux is a few feet below where it turns the lip onto the vertical face. Good squeeze technique will see you through the crux, then you're into the fists and soon onto the face where the crack is low angle & easy. If setting a TR on this, be prepared with a good length of static line, you'll want to extend the anchor quite a ways below the top due to a rope...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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