Elevation: 3,976 ft
GPS: 34.04, -116.198 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Nov 19, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

The Quail Springs Day Use Area is the first major landmark on your right if you are driving in from the West Entrance of the Park (i.e., the town of Joshua Tree). There is a paved parking area, restroom, etc. The main attraction here is Trashcan Rock, which hosts a high concentration of easier routes (5.0 - 5.6), a few moderates (5.7 - 5.9), and a few harder routes (5.10 - 5.11). Several routes warrant an 'R' or 'X' rating, and as such there are usually quite a few topropes. Not many of the climbs are all that great, but it is popular nonetheless.

In addition to Trashcan Rock, use the parking area to access Baskerville Rock, Hound Rock, and the White Cliffs of Dover. Be sure to check out Right Baskerville Crack (5.10a) on Baskerville Rock as well as Popular Mechanics (5.9) and Ace of Spades (5.9) on White Cliffs of Dover.

Getting There

The Quail Springs Day Use Area is the first major landmark on your right if you are driving in from the West Entrance of the Park (i.e., the town of Joshua Tree). It is about 6 miles from the West Entrance kiosk and is signed.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Quail Springs Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
The Ranch Hand
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 205
Tiptoe
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 146
Cranny
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Wilted Flower Children
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 228
Ace of Spades
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 311
Popular Mechanics
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 135
Right Baskerville Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 136
Tossed Green
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Left Baskerville Crack
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 69
Left Sawdust Crack
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 107
Profundity
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 49
Field and Stream
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 38
Good Housekeeping
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 37
Butterfly Crack
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Soviet Union
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Ranch Hand Vagmarken Hill > Vagmarken Hill… > (f) The Ranch
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Tiptoe Trashcan Rock > Trashcan Rock - W Face
 205
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Cranny Trashcan Rock > Trashcan Rock - W Face
 146
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Wilted Flower Children White Cliffs of… > White Cliffs of Dover…
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Ace of Spades White Cliffs of… > White Cliffs of Dover…
 228
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Popular Mechanics White Cliffs of… > White Cliffs of Dover…
 311
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Right Baskerville Crack Baskerville Rock
 135
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tossed Green Hound Rock
 136
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Left Baskerville Crack Baskerville Rock
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Left Sawdust Crack Trashcan Rock > Trashcan Rock - E Face
 69
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Profundity Trashcan Rock > Trashcan Rock - W Face
 107
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Field and Stream White Cliffs of… > White Cliffs of Dover…
 49
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Good Housekeeping White Cliffs of… > White Cliffs of Dover…
 38
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Butterfly Crack Trashcan Rock > Trashcan Rock - E Face
 37
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Soviet Union White Cliffs of… > White Cliffs of Dover…
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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