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Elevation: 4,300'
Location: 33.9666, -116.0862 View Map  Incorrect?
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First area on the trip down Geology Tour Road. Look for pullout marker 3 on the right and park it.

Getting There 

Head south 2.8 miles down Geology Tour Rd. and park at a turn out. Then walk west about .3 miles to a group of formations that make up Towers of Uncertainty.

Access Issues 

This part of the park has been experiencing seasonal nesting closures. The usual duration for this restriction is from March 25 through June.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.7 miles from here

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',28],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Towers of Uncertainty:
Lava Lamp   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Lava Dome
Caws and Effect   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Crow's Nest
Mauna Loa   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   Lava Dome
Mauna Kea   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Lava Dome
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My Penis Floats 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Reef Rock
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Evil looking rocks at the Towers of Uncertainty
Evil looking rocks at the Towers of Uncertainty
Towers of Uncertainty area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Towers of Uncertainty area. Photo by Blitzo.
Lava Dome. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lava Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Towers of Uncertainty from near Lost Pencil. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Towers of Uncertainty from near Lost Pencil. Photo...
Gravity Rock on the left and Lava Dome represented by the smooth grey face on the right.
BETA PHOTO: Gravity Rock on the left and Lava Dome represented...
Towers of Uncertainty from approach. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Towers of Uncertainty from approach. Photo by Blit...
Towers of Uncertainty. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Towers of Uncertainty. Photo by Blitzo.

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By john durr
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 16, 2011
Recently announced that the Towers of Uncertainty has just been closed to all use including climbing again this year (Spring 2011) due to nesting raptors in the area. Please respect this closure.

Thanks, John