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Elevation: 3,524 ft 1,074 m
GPS: 33.96026, -116.0179
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Shared By: C Miller on Jan 28, 2003
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Gunkswest, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description Suggest change

Stirrup Tank is located just down the road from Belle and White Tank Campgrounds and is a nice area to escape the crowds and confusion of Hidden Valley and the western part of the Park.

The rock quality ranges from horrible to good with most being your standard variety ball-bearing surface which if it saw some traffic would clean up - but that's a big if. Cracks here tend to be somewhat harsh and face climbs can unnerve those unfamiliar with the constantly changing medium; exceptions do exist thankfully.

While in this part of the Park explore a little and take the scenic drive down into the Pinto Basin and check out some of the sights like the Cholla Gardens, Smoke Tree Wash and Ocotillo Patch.

Getting There Suggest change

Stirrup Tank is accessed by a dirt road that starts 0.5 miles south of White Tank Campground on the west side of the Pinto Basin Road. Drive the dirt road 1.5 miles to the end at a parking loop just north of the Stirrup Towers.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Stirrup Tank

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5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 35
Tarantula
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 220
Gargoyle
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 19
Stirrup-Notch Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Jugular Vein
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Bublinki
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Stegasaurus
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
I Slept With L.K.
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Go Ask Alice
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Manichean Jacobin
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Canalizo
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Shongo Pavi
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 13
The Black Stallion
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 36
Peter Eater Pumpkin Eater
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Wild Dream
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Freckle Face
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tarantula Wooly Spider Boulder
 35
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad
Gargoyle Zippy Rock
 220
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Stirrup-Notch Route Stirrup Towers > (d) The Stirrup
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Jugular Vein Stirrup Rock > Stirrup Rock - N Face
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bublinki Stirrup Towers > (b) Frolic Towers
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Stegasaurus Bronto Rock
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
I Slept With L.K. Stirrup Towers > (b) Frolic Towers
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Go Ask Alice Stirrup Towers > (c) Pyramid Tower
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Manichean Jacobin Stirrup Towers > (b) Frolic Towers
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Canalizo Zippy Rock
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Shongo Pavi Zippy Rock
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Black Stallion Zippy Rock
 13
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Peter Eater Pumpkin Eater Stirrup Rock > Stirrup Rock - S Face
 36
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Wild Dream Zippy Rock
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Freckle Face Stirrup Rock > Stirrup Rock - N Face
 12
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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