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Approach Road Crags 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Big Ass Boulder 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bovine Dome 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Bronto Rock 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Desire Rock 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Dissatisfaction Rock 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Endangered Species Dome 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Graham's Playpen 2 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Graystone, The 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hai Karate Rock 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Hand Grenade Corridor 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Happy Hour Area 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Hershey Kiss 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Maverick Boulder 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Mental Block, The 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Natural Light Wall 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Pinhead Boulder 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Pyramid Tower and The Stirrup 11 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Routes East Of Hershey Kiss 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Rumble Crags 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Samurai Jack 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Stirrup Rock 12 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Stirrup Towers 5 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Unknown 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Wooly Spider Boulder 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Zippy Rock 12 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16

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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toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
it may be cat paws

mountainproject.com/v/cat-p… Jan 4, 2015
KayZahn
Arizona
KayZahn   Arizona
Anyone know what this bolted face is?
It's just west of the parking lot at Stirrup Tank.

google.com/maps/place/33%C2…'34.7%22N+116%C2%B001'11.5%22W/@33.9595208,-116.0185401,238m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0 Here's a link to the GPS coordinates.

Here's a photo


We TR'd it and would like to know what it is, or is rated. Our vote, 5.10++ Jan 3, 2015

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