Wonderland North Rock Climbing
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The North Wonderland (and the Wonderland in general) is the antithesis of the "bumper belay" crags found in Indian Cove. Although flat, approaches are as much as 3+ miles and 1+ hours of hiking. As such, it sees less traffic than most areas of the Park. Those who venture out will be rewarded with some classic obscure lines as well as a respite from the crowds at Hidden Valley and Lost Horse.
Use the Wonderland Trail approach (see below) for Outward Bound Slab, Cool Dome, Hidden Dome, Ellsmere Island and Gilligan's Island.
The Atom Smashers, Hooter Rocks, The Foot, Super Dome, Super Slab, Super Block, Lemon Dome, Lime Dome, The Dunce Cap, Suicide Horn, The Fortress and The Castle lie further north near Willow Hole.
There is also a small cluster of rocks just east of the parking area which include Reggie Dome, Bubba Rock, B-52 Rock and Garage Rock.
Park at the "Key's Corner" Trailhead, 1/2 mile east of Trashcan Rock along Quail Springs Road. This will be on your left at a wide right turn if you are driving from town. Most areas lie to the north and are accessed by the Boy Scout Hiking And Equestrian Trail.
Weather station 9.4 miles from here
317 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',118],['1 Star',141],['Bomb',4]
Classic Climbing Routes in Wonderland North
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Featured Route For Wonderland North
Arms Control 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : The Fortress
A two pitch crack route.P1> Climb an adventurous chimney, (avoid a sprawling Datura bush in the back) to a bolted anchor on the right. 5.8 ~ 60 feetP2> Traverse left and climb a strenuous finger to thin hand size crack. Above follow a nice hand size crack / lieback. Move left to the bolted anchor on Catapult. 5.11d ~70 feet...[more] Browse More Classics in CA