BETA PHOTO: This is a picture of the gap to the courtyard area...
This area in the Cemetery gets morning shade and hosts a number of climbs in the range of 50-60 feet long.
This area is in the cemetery at Horseman's Center; the main approach is the same as for the cemetery. The courtyard lies halfway between the Black Tower and the Brown Corridor.
The approach to The Courtyard follows the same trail as the approach to the Brown Corridor - as you approach the black tower area, stay on the trail to the right side (East side) of the black tower area. As you follow this trail around the perimeter of the black tower area, you will pass by the pillar of despair and the pillar of hope (these will be on your left). The trail scrambles over several boulders as you head North. You will reach a gap to your left in the rock formations that will allow you to scramble into The Courtyard area. A picture of the gap is included in this post.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
6 Total Routes
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Featured Route For The Courtyard
Sliver of Light 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
: High Desert
: ... : The Courtyard
This route includes 6 bolts to a chain anchor. The crux is definitely at the fourth bolt, as you pass from the "joint" of the bottom rock onto the slab of the upper rock. This crux is very well protected by the fourth bolt. After the crux, you will traverse to the left across a slabby section with good feet and hands, clipping 2 more bolts. Rap from the fixed anchor.This route is identified as the tallest formation on the right as you enter The Courtyard area.Note: I would not recommend cleaning...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: The Courtyard photo/topo, The Cemetery