Elevation: 3,500 ft
GPS: 33.961, -116.019 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Jan 28, 2003
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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
 138
Gargoyle
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 8
Stirrup-Notch Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Jugular Vein
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Bublinki
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
The GBM
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Graham's Rabbit
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Hand Grenade
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Grahambo
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 25
Peter Eater Pumpkin Eater
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 8
The Black Stallion
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Freckle Face
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gargoyle Zippy Rock
 138
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Stirrup-Notch Route Pyramid Tower & The S…
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Jugular Vein Stirrup Rock > Stirrup Rock - N Face
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bublinki Stirrup Towers
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The GBM Graham's Playpen
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Graham's Rabbit Graham's Playpen
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Hand Grenade Hand Grenade Corridor
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Grahambo Graham's Playpen
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Peter Eater Pumpkin Eater Stirrup Rock > Stirrup Rock - S Face
 25
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
The Black Stallion Zippy Rock
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Freckle Face Stirrup Rock > Stirrup Rock - N Face
 10
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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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
toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
it may be cat paws

mountainproject.com/v/cat-p… Jan 4, 2015