The Outback Rock Climbing
One of Joshua Tree's most improbable moderate rout...
Many excellent formations are to be found in this extensive area that generally has short easy approaches. Many classics are found in this area that's not far from the campground but feels like it is. Cracks, faces, mixed routes and even some sport climbs are here.
Some of the many classics here include- Super Roof
(5.9+) and Sidewinder
(5.10b), Hot Rocks
(5.11b), Grain Surgery
(5.10b), and Blood of Christ
Additionally good bouldering is scattered throughout the area as are some local curiosities like The Hobbit Hole and The Iron Door Cave.
The Outback is the large collection of formations that are found to the north of Hidden Valley Campground. They extend from near the Quail Springs Road (Steve Canyon) east towards Echo Cove (Peyote Cracks wall) and north to Dutzi Rock. Approaches vary but most are made via Hidden Valley Campground as this typically affords the shortest walk.
Weather station 9.9 miles from here
138 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',58],['1 Star',47],['Bomb',5]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Outback
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Outback:
Featured Route For The Outback
Rollerball 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Rollerball Formation
A start past some horizontals gets you to a ledge with a left-leaning thin crack which thins and dies, with the crux being a balancy lieback past a bolt. Higher, easier moves lead to a stance below an impressive roof which despite appearances from afar goes easily with a perfect hand crack splitting it.Belay from gear (pro to 2.5") and walk off or use the anchors on the neighboring Rollercoaster and don't forget to set a directional piece for your follower.A great route to do at least once every...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
This arching joshua tree used to stand near the Pe...
Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) in bloom, Joshua Tr...
In the Outback. Photo by Blitzo.
Cool clouds in the Outback, Joshua Tree NP
Mt. Dutzi, Joshua Tree NP
Headed In to the Outback.
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Climbing on Watanobe Wall
Dutzi Rock, Joshua Tree NP
An interesting Joshua Tree hiding somewhere in the...
Checker Fiddleneck (Amsinckia tessellata) in the O...