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Willit Pillar Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.0933, -116.15514 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 5, 2003
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BETA PHOTO: Willit Pillar. Photo by Blitzo.


Willit Pillar is home to several moderate free routes along with an A1 bolt ladder on the west side of the rock.

Getting There 

Willit Pillar is located behind campsite #3 and about 75 yards right (east) of Billboard Buttress.

Climbing Season

For the Indian Cove Campground area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Willit Pillar

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Willit Pillar:
The Sand Donkey (aka Will It or Won't It)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Willit Pillar
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Parks past the difficulties on 'The Flare' o...

The Flare 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Willit Pillar
A reasonably fun & sunny warm up on a freezing day. On the S. Face of the Willit Pillar there is a huge chimney system. Climbing up the face ont eh right side of this can be done to avoid the rather ill-protected and crunbling beginnign of said feature. It also avoids a rather pungent mess of wet bird crap if it's been recently raining...Climb up this and into a right-facing and right-leaning crack system onto a ledge. Belay here or continue (rope drag) up and right to a face with a few heads up...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Willit Pillar, Joshua Tree NP.
BETA PHOTO: Willit Pillar, Joshua Tree NP.

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By C Miller
Jun 14, 2007
The rappel off this formation (which is down the north face) is from two bolts set a ways back from the edge.

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