Two trad routes have been recently established on this crag on the ridge high above The Bulkhead that can be seen from the parking area. You're The One For Me, Fatty (5.10c) is a hand, fist, offwidth extravaganza on the north face (1 out of 5 stars) and The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (5.11c R) ascends two very thin discontinuous cracks on the east face (2 out of 5 stars).
Approach as for The Bulkhead but remain east of the gully until encountering three large dead pine trees above The Bulkhead. From this point head west across the gully to the top of the ridge. The Morrissey Crag is distinuished by its sheer orange north facing wall. The Valley of Kings is easily accessed from this point by continuing west through a narrow gap between small rock formations.
Featured Route For The Morrissey Crag
You're the One For Me, Fatty 5.10c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Morrissey Crag
This route is on the north face at the base of a small leaning pillar that leads to a crack of variable width. Fun hand, fist, and arm jamming along with interesting foot work leads to the top of the crag. Surmounting a slightly overhanging wide section near the bottom is the crux. Even though the movement is engaging, the rock quality varies from poor to very good (1 out of 5 stars)....[more] Browse More Classics in CA