Wonder Valley Rock Climbing
Desert Lily. Photo by Blitzo.
NE of 29 Palms there is a large open valley. The road to Amboy heads east through Wonder Valley. When the road makes a 90 degree turn to the North, there is a rocky hillside to the left; it's more like a mountain. When you crest the hill, just before you head down to the dry lake beds of Amboy, there are some climbing rock formations off to the left. One of them ( The name escapes me..) has a bolted rock climb on it. The climb has maybe 7 bolts, and it worth a quick visit if you are on the backroad to Vegas from Joshua Tree , and need to stretch out your legs on a rock climb. Walk off the back.
Drive east out of 29 Palms on the Amboy Rd. for about 30 miles. When the road makes a 90 degreee turn north and heads up a hill, at the top of the hill , you will see rock formations with climbable rock, quite near the road. You can drive on dirt roads closer to this formation, and make a short 5-10 min. hike to the climb.
Climbing Season For the High Desert area.
Weather station 8.3 miles from here
Spring in Wonder Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Wonder Valley rock climb.
Birdcage Evening Primrose. Photo by Blitzo.
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