Three-year-old Bryson Fienup climbs on Trashcan Ro...
Trashcan Rock hosts a high concentration of easier routes (5.0 - 5.6), a few moderates (5.7 - 5.9), and a few harder routes (5.10 - 5.11). None of the climbs are super-megaclassics, but it is a popular destination nonetheless. Several routes warrant an 'R' or 'X' rating, and as such there are usually quite a few topropes and the accompanying mayhem of beginner groups. Perhaps a good place to avoid on the weekends.
Descend all routes by walking down the north side.
The Quail Springs Day Use Area is the first major landmark on your right if you are driving in from the West Entrance of the Park (i.e., the town of Joshua Tree). It is about 6 miles from the West Entrance kiosk and is signed.
Trashcan Rock lies about 10' from the parking area. It's east face faces the main road.
Weather station 9.0 miles from here
29 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',1]
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Featured Route For Trashcan Rock
Hermanutic 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Trashcan Rock - East Face
This crack, just to the left of Butterfly Crack (5.11c), begins with a bulge. Good stances above the bulge make gear placement relatively easy until the dihedral crux section. The crux is very difficult to protect because the crack becomes very shallow. However, the rock is solid and edges are numerous on both sides of the dihedral. Above the crux the crack widens to 2" and takes bomber cam placements. A serious lead on excellent rock (3 out of 5 stars)....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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By Steve Powell
From: Alhambra, California
Dec 11, 2002
I happen to think that Quail Springs is a good area for both the beginning climber, and the beginning lead climber. there are also some nice moderate routes to 5.12 that are on the side facing the road.
By Adam Stackhouse
Feb 8, 2010
This is a very family friendly area, offering picnic tables, bbqs, restrooms and zero approach; all just steps from the car.
By Patrick Dyson
May 4, 2010
Watch for the tricky pro to setup the anchors on top (no bolts/chains that I saw). Take some big gear & moderately long slings.