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Stirrup Towers Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Mar 6, 2003
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BETA PHOTO: Star Trek Tower. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

The Stirrup Towers consist of a series of crags oriented northwest to southeast for a few hundred yards.

Individual rock formations on the west side, from north to south, include the Star Trek Tower, Frolic Towers, Pyramid Tower, and the Stirrup. The routes are generally moderate in grade (5.8 - 5.10), on fairly good quality rock and are mixed or bolt protected.

The Mental Block, on the east side, sports two excellent bolted climbs that share the initial bolt and anchor. Paranoia (5.11b) ascends a steep face on edges while Manic Depression (5.11b) involves smearing on shallow depressions.

The Hand Grenade Corridor is near the north end of the Stirrup towers, east of the Frolic Towers and is hidden from view. The best routes are Hand Grenade (5.10a), a fun hand to fist crack climb and Horseshoe (5.11c), a steep, runout face climb to hand crack.


Getting There 

The northern edge of the Stirrup Towers are easily accessed by walking east from the Stirrup Tank parking lot.


Climbing Season

For the Stirrup Tank area.

Weather station 12.1 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['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 Stirrup Towers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stirrup Towers:
Bublinki   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Stirrup Towers
Rock Climbing Photo: Engaging fun, up one crack and then sidesteps to a...

I Slept With L.K. 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Stirrup Towers
This is a good quality, knobby finger and hand crack. It is on the same formation as Bublinki, and lies to the right of that route on the south face. Rappel to descend....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Stirrup Towers Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Stirrup Towers in afternoon light. Beam Me Up Scot...
BETA PHOTO: Stirrup Towers in afternoon light. Beam Me Up Scot...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pyramid Tower and The Stirrup, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Pyramid Tower and The Stirrup, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: The Stirrup. Photo by Blitzo.
The Stirrup. Photo by Blitzo.

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