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The Crypt Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Apr 24, 2005
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BETA PHOTO: Southeast face of The Crypt with the Illicit Sweet...

Description 

The climbs are on the southeast side of the rock (facing the main road) and get sun until mid to late afternnon. In addition to the fun face climbs, there is some great bouldering in the immediate vicinity, including the classic Ilicit Sweetie Boulder (5.7 - V2), and the notorious Nicole Overhang (V8).

Getting There 

You can easily spot The Crypt from the main road as you drive past Ryan Campground toward Hall of Horrors. Look for an 80 foot high rock pile located about equidistant between the Love Nest and King Dome. It is located about 100 yards east of the Planet X Formation.If you stand in the right spot at the Hall of Horrors parking lot, you can see the formation.

The best approach is from the Hall of Horrors parking lot. Walk west between the first two rock piles (North Horror Rock will be on your left) then follow the trail as it curves around to the right, to the vicinity of the slab with Hemroidic Terror, Casual, Doin' Life, Jaws, etc. Look for a 20 ft. high, solitary boulder off to the left (NW). From the boulder, follow a sandy wash (heading west) that takes you directly out to The Crypt.

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.0 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['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]


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Your Tomb or Mine? 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Crypt
Start in the left center of the east face of the Crypt below an obvious right leaning crack system. Climb past a low bulge (the rock is a bit suspect here) to gain the obvious crack system. Follow the crack up and right to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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