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The Wall  


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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 5, 2002
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Description 

The Wall is, as the name implies, a wall of rock that runs along the east side of the main campground loop, separating it from the back loop. It's a fairly long and narrow formation that extends from just south of Outhouse Rock almost all the way to Chimney Rock. The majority of routes are found on the west face although there are a few lines on the northeast side.

Rock quality here varies from somewhat poor to great with most being decent. Routes here run 5.6 to 5.11+, with most being cracks or traditonally bolted (i.e. somewhat sporty) faces. Additionally, good bouldering can be found scatterd about the base of the formation. Recommended routes include Hands Off (5.8), Chalk Up Another One (5.10a), and Pumping Ego (5.10b).

Descents generally requires nothing more than a quick scramble, and for that reason it's a popular spot to run up and enjoy an outrageous desert sunset if camping in the immediate vicinity.

Getting There 

Park in the day use lot or if you're lucky saunter over from your campsite via the paved loop road in Hidden Valley Campground - the approach is minimal. Approaching several of the routes takes you very close to some campsites, so please be courteous and ask before cutting through their site or better yet walk around.


Climbing Season



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Wall:
Damn Jam   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Wall - Right Side
Hands Off   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   The Wall - Left Side
Chalk Up Another One   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   The Wall - Right Side
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Featured Route For The Wall
Zeke works up Chalk Up Another One on a cherry December day.

Chalk Up Another One 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Wall - Right Side
Located on the right side of The Wall about 25' right of an obvious chimney system that splits the formation.Steep slab climbing on polished, slippery smears (this is a popular route) past five bolts lead into a flared groove/crack. Gear belay and descend along the right margin of the wall. A little chimneying/tunneling and some downclimbing will land you back at your pack in a matter of minutes....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The Wall (Right Side) with a climber on Chalk Up Another One (5.10a), Joshua Tree NP
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