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Stirrup Rock - North Face

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Stirrup Rock - North Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 14, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Stirrup Rock (north face), Joshua Tree NP


This shady side of the rock hosts a number of routes from 5.6 - 5.12a with Jugular Vein (5.8), Freckle Face (5.11a) and Finger Bowl (5.12a) the best of the bunch here.

Getting There 

Hike northwest from the parking area aiming for the obvious largest formation in the area then circle around to the shady north side. The approach takes about 5 minutes from the car and is level with no boulder hopping.

Climbing Season

For the Stirrup Rock area.

Weather station 12.1 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Stirrup Rock - North Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stirrup Rock - North Face:
Jugular Vein   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Freckle Face   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Stirrup Rock - North Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Robby Beno on Freckle Face 5.11a

Freckle Face 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Stirrup Rock - North Face
This route starts off the left side of a boulder/ledge at the base of the wall, and climbs the nice face between "Jugular Vein" and "Do or Dike".The first lead went straight up to the second bolt. Now it is led to the left. A line of holds goes up excellent grey rock to a fairly new looking bolt. Move up and right to another bolt. Steep climbing up freckled rock passes two more bolts. The crux is after the last bolt.There is a two bolt anchor on top.There is a mystery bolt in the middle of three...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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