Elevation: 3,524 ft
GPS: 33.96, -116.018 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 118,334 total · 531/month
Shared By: C Miller on Jan 28, 2003
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

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

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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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 178
Gargoyle
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 13
Stirrup-Notch Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 37
Mr. Maxle
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Jugular Vein
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Bublinki
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
The GBM
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Grahambo
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Go Ask Alice
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Manichean Jacobin
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 25
Canalizo
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 29
Peter Eater Pumpkin Eater
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 13
The Black Stallion
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Wild Dream
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Freckle Face
Trad
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 3
Overpowered By Funk
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gargoyle Zippy Rock
 178
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Stirrup-Notch Route Pyramid Tower & The S…
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Mr. Maxle Zippy Rock
 37
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Jugular Vein Stirrup Rock > Stirrup Rock - N Face
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bublinki Stirrup Towers
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The GBM Graham's Playpen
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Grahambo Graham's Playpen
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Go Ask Alice Pyramid Tower & The S…
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Manichean Jacobin Stirrup Towers
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Canalizo Zippy Rock
 25
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Peter Eater Pumpkin Eater Stirrup Rock > Stirrup Rock - S Face
 29
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
The Black Stallion Zippy Rock
 13
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Wild Dream Zippy Rock
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Freckle Face Stirrup Rock > Stirrup Rock - N Face
 11
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Overpowered By Funk Stirrup Rock > Stirrup Rock - S Face
 3
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad
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