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The Arctic Circle Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,600'
Location: 34.0403, -116.0942 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 4, 2010
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Knobs. Photo by Blitzo.

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Description 

The Arctic Circle is a remote area southeast of Queen Mountain's base which offers a good selection of problems from V-easy to V5. Unfortunately the rock quality is not on par with the other areas nearby but The Iceberg is an interesting boulder with it's unique crystals.

Highlights here include the Bounty Hunter Arete (V0+), Intrusion Face (V1), Survivalist (V2), Particle Accelerator (V3), Side Dish (V4) and Anti-Matter (V5 R).

Getting There 

From the parking circle hike east along the southern edge of some low hills aiming for a spot just south of some prominent white crags (The White Cliffs) at the base of Queen Mountain. As you get closer head for some dark boulders atop a hill. The approach takes 30-45 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the *Joshua Tree Bouldering* area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For The Arctic Circle
Rock Climbing Photo: "Binding Arete". Photo by Blitzo.

Binding Arete V0 4  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Iceberg
Climb up steeper knobs up the arete a few feet left of "Intrusion Face....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of The Arctic Circle Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Weird black rocks. Photo by Blitzo.
Weird black rocks. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The entrance to the main Arctic Circle boulders. P...
The entrance to the main Arctic Circle boulders. P...
Rock Climbing Photo: A random formation. Photo by Blitzo.
A random formation. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Weird Swirls in the rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Weird Swirls in the rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: A little spire in the area. Photo by Blitzo.
A little spire in the area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Artic Circle area. Photo by Blitzo.
Artic Circle area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wide Crack Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Wide Crack Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Plates. Photo by Blitzo.
Plates. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: On the approach. Photo by Blitzo.
On the approach. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Arctic Circle. Photo by Blitzo.
Arctic Circle. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The White Cliffs as seen on the approach to The Ar...
The White Cliffs as seen on the approach to The Ar...
Rock Climbing Photo: San Jacinto from The Arctic Circle. Photo by Blitz...
San Jacinto from The Arctic Circle. Photo by Blitz...

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