White Cliffs of Dover Rock Climbing
The White Cliffs of Dover from AFPA Rock, Joshua T...
The large, shaded (hint - good location for a warm day), cliff band on the hillside up and left from Baskerville Rock and Hound Rock. The rock is of generally excellent quality and features many classic moderates (Popular Mechanics
, Ace of Spades
, Jack of Hearts
all 5.9) as well as some great harder routes including the classic Red Snapper
, 5.11a. The other routes are generally all worth doing as well, several days can be spent on this excellent crag for sure!
The White Cliffs of Dover from AFPA Rock, Joshua Tree NP
Hike from Trashcan Rock to Baskerville Rock
on the existing trail (~10 minutes), and follow the trail left and up to the White Cliffs of Dover (another ~5-10 minutes). Popular Mechanics
is towards the left, "bottom" end of the cliffband and is a very very clean off vertical right facing dihedral with a thin crack in it and 3 bigger parallel cracks in the left wall of the book (the right two of which are the route Ace of Spades), while Red Snapper
is much higher on the right.
Weather station 9.5 miles from here
26 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
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Ace of Spades 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : White Cliffs of Dover - Lef...
Start up Popular Mechanics, the very clean, right facing, off-vertical dihedral that is the centerpiece of the White Cliffs of Dover, and about 1/3 of the way up diverge left into the middle of the 3 parallel cracks that head up the left wall of the dihedral. Excellent steep hand jamming makes this a great route and worth doing even if you've done Popular Mechanics already....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: White Cliffs of Dover as seen from Trashcan Rock
Popular Mechanics (5.9), Joshua Tree NP
Mojave Asters near the White Cliffs of Dover, Josh...
a view of the popular mechanics area
BETA PHOTO: The White Cliffs of Dover formation can be seen in...
Geoff Kinsely approaching the crux on Popular Mech...