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Stirrup Tank Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,500'
Location: 33.9605, -116.0187 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 Jan 28, 2003
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Silver cholla and The Stirrup. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

Stirrup Tank is located just down the road from Belle and White Tank Campgrounds and is a nice area to escape the crowds and confusion of Hidden Valley and the western part of the Park.

The rock quality ranges from horrible to good with most being your standard variety ball-bearing surface which if it saw some traffic would clean up - but that's a big if. Cracks here tend to be somewhat harsh and face climbs can unnerve those unfamiliar with the constantly changing medium; exceptions do exist thankfully.

While in this part of the Park explore a little and take the scenic drive down into the Pinto Basin and check out some of the sights like the Cholla Gardens, Smoke Tree Wash and Ocotillo Patch.

Getting There 

Stirrup Tank is accessed by a dirt road that starts 0.5 miles south of White Tank Campground on the west side of the Pinto Basin Road. Drive the dirt road 1.5 miles to the end at a parking loop just north of the Stirrup Towers.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.1 miles from here

119 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',48],['1 Star',53],['Bomb',4]
['<=5.6',20],['5.7',13],['5.8',19],['5.9',20],['5.10',36],['5.11',10],['5.12',1],['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 Stirrup Tank

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stirrup Tank:
Gargoyle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Zippy Rock
Jackie Moon   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Graham's Playpen
Mr. Maxle   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Zippy Rock
Jugular Vein   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Stirrup Rock : Stirrup Rock - North Face
The GBM   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Graham's Playpen
Dancin' Daze   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Stirrup Rock : Stirrup Rock - South Face
Bublinki   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Stirrup Towers
Graham's Rabbit    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Graham's Playpen
Hand Grenade   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Hand Grenade Corridor
Grahambo    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Graham's Playpen
Peter Eater Pumpkin Eater   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Stirrup Rock : Stirrup Rock - South Face
The Black Stallion   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Zippy Rock
Freckle Face   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Stirrup Rock : Stirrup Rock - North Face
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Featured Route For Stirrup Tank
Rock Climbing Photo: Had the third testicle on this one.

The Edge 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Graystone, The
Climbs the face and edge of the north face past two bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Stirrup Tank Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Ladybug on Devil's Lettuce-Stirrup Tank. Photo by ...
Ladybug on Devil's Lettuce-Stirrup Tank. Photo by ...
Rock Climbing Photo: An odd circular dike. Photo by Blitzo.
An odd circular dike. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lichen (Acarospora socialis) on rock, Joshua Tree ...
Lichen (Acarospora socialis) on rock, Joshua Tree ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stirrup Rock-north. Photo by Blitzo.
Stirrup Rock-north. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bronto Rock
BETA PHOTO: Bronto Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Stirrup Tank
BETA PHOTO: Stirrup Tank
Rock Climbing Photo: Stirrup Tank from above. photo by Blitzo.
Stirrup Tank from above. photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Spring wildflowers in a secluded wash, Joshua Tree...
Spring wildflowers in a secluded wash, Joshua Tree...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stirrup Rock-south-side. Photo by Blitzo.
Stirrup Rock-south-side. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: ocotillo after the rain.
ocotillo after the rain.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another Joshua Tree arch-Stirrup Tank. Photo by Bl...
Another Joshua Tree arch-Stirrup Tank. Photo by Bl...

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By KayZahn
From: Arizona
Jan 3, 2015
Anyone know what this bolted face is?
It's just west of the parking lot at Stirrup Tank.

google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B0... Here's a link to the GPS coordinates.

Here's a photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking for beta on THIS bolted face in Stirrup Ta...
Looking for beta on THIS bolted face in Stirrup Tank.


We TR'd it and would like to know what it is, or is rated. Our vote, 5.10++
By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Jan 4, 2015
it may be cat paws

mountainproject.com/v/cat-paws...

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