The Hawk Hatchery Rock Climbing
The Hawk Hatchery. Photo by Blitzo.
This northeast-facing crag is located on the west side of The Valley Of Voices in the northern portion of OZ. The crag features mostly crack climbs on high quality dark grey rock that are relatively short but worthwhile. About 200 yards southeast of the main crag is Realm Of The Flying Monkeys
(5.11a), a fun sport climb on the overhanging north face/arete of a large boulder.
One approach to reach the Valley Of Voices is to park in a pullout with an intrepretive sign on the west side of the road about 3.2 miles south of the 29 Palms entrance to the Park (about 1.5 miles north of the Sheep Pass Road/Pinto Basin Road intersection). Hike west up a broad drainage for about 1 mile until a steep, narrow north-facing drainage is encountered. Hike up the drainage and enter the Valley Of Voices.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Hawk Hatchery
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Hawk Hatchery:
Featured Route For The Hawk Hatchery
Realm of the Flying Monkeys 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : The Hawk Hatchery
Uphill and left (south) of the main Hawk Hatchery Crag is a large block with a distinctive pointed arete containing this route. Short but entertaining, this climbs a vertical arete/face with mostly good edges on quality patina. A good route to do if climbed in conjunction with some of the other nearby routes in the area. Given a more difficult rating in various guidebooks, this route as some of the others in this area, is a bit easier than suggested. Two, maybe three stars out of five....[more] Browse More Classics in CA