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Tatooine Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,400'
Location: 34.5647, -117.1166 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nathan Scherneck on Jan 26, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Approach trail to Jabba and the surrounding routes...


Tatooine is a group of crags perched atop a small hill west of the Fairview Dry Lake in Northeast Apple Valley. The rock type is similar to that found at the Apple Valley Crags.

Getting There 

From Hwy 18: go north on Joshua Road, east on Cahuilla Road (dirt), north on Mountain View Lane (dirt). From here follow a network of dirt roads (stay on established roads) slightly further north and west into the valley where the crags are visible on top of the hill. A 4WD vehicle is recommended but an adventurous party could probably get a 2WD back there without much difficulty.

Climbing Season

For the Apple Valley Crags area.

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Tatooine

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tatooine:
Jabba   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Jabba
Padewan   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Inner Council
Greedo   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Greedo
You Must Face Vader   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Vader Roof
Yoda   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Inner Council
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Photos of Tatooine Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: one last highball
one last highball
Rock Climbing Photo: undone boulders on Fairview MTN. FA's for the taki...
BETA PHOTO: undone boulders on Fairview MTN. FA's for the taki...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tatooine from the approach trail.  Jabba is the pr...
BETA PHOTO: Tatooine from the approach trail. Jabba is the pr...
Rock Climbing Photo: another virgin just waiting...
another virgin just waiting...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tatooine, Apple Valley Area
Tatooine, Apple Valley Area
Rock Climbing Photo: and another....
and another....
Rock Climbing Photo: No idea what this one was but was fun as usual. So...
No idea what this one was but was fun as usual. So...

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By C Miller
Jan 28, 2011
This fairly obscure area has about 30+ routes on a rocky hillside to the west and across the dry lake bed from M-ville. Just to reiterate, the rock here is mostly nice dark patina and very similar to the better stuff found at the nearby Horseman's Center in Apple Valley.

Don't be put off by the approach as the road isn't that bad and 2WD is adequate unless you drive a lowrider.

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