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Areas in OZ Area

Hollywood Area 6 / 9 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Magic Mountain Area 6 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
OZ 40 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 49
Re-Todd Boulders, The 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
South Munchkinland 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 34.032, -116.04 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Nov 8, 2003
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The OZ Area encompasses OZ proper as well as the Hollywood Area and Magic Mountain Area. Approaches vary from crag to crag, with some some offering roadside cragging and others reached after a 30-45 minute walk. Some of the crags require hiking over rough and rocky terrain to reach, and ticks can be present in the washes at certain times of the year.

The lower elevation and mix of roadside and remote crags make this a good bet to escape the crowds of the western part of the Park as well as another alternative for those cold days.

Getting There

There are two main parking spots used to access the OZ area and both are located north of the Pinto Wye (the intersection of the main road and the road that heads to Cottonwood and I-10).

The southern parking area is in a turnout 1.4 miles north of Pinto Wye and 3.5 miles south of the North Entrance (29 Palms gate). This is used to access the Munchkinland Area - No Place Like Dome, Voodoo Dome, Munchkinland Crag and more. No Place Like Dome is the obvious dark formation visible from the road, while the other formations lie strewn about the rugged hills and washes of the area.

The northern parking area is .3 miles north of the southern parking area at a pullout with an exhibit. The mileages are 1.7 north of the Pinto Wye and 3.2 miles south of the North Entrance. This is used to access the Valley of Voices, Poppy Field Boulders, Emerald City and the Hollywood Area. Walk straight west from the parking area, passing along the edge of a low hillside, and then enter a huge wash which is followed slightly uphill to the various areas. Valley of Voices lies up the first side canyon on the left; Emerald City is up the second, past the Poppy Field Boulders; Hollywood is reached by continuing up the wash past a rocky section until you reach a large open valley with some attractive formations.

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Classic Climbing Routes at OZ Area

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 7
Military Haircut
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Hawk's Nest
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Lesbian Lust
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Squidbillies
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Right Side Arete
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
The Rattler
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Sonic Temple
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Snake Book
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Meat is Murder
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Military Haircut Magic Mtn Area > Elf's Hat
 7
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Hawk's Nest OZ > Hawk Hatchery
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Lesbian Lust Hollywood Area > N Hollywood > Zsa Zsa Gabor Memoria…
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Squidbillies Magic Mtn Area > Elf's Hat
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Right Side Arete Hollywood Area > N Hollywood > Zsa Zsa Gabor Memoria…
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Rattler OZ > Emerald City
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Sonic Temple OZ > Emerald City
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Snake Book OZ > Emerald City
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Meat is Murder Magic Mtn Area > Steep One
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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I've been back in the OZ area twice now, once in cold winter conditions and once in warmer, and have found numerous ticks on clothing, backpacks, etc both times. Though I have not seen them, lots of evidence (poop, tracks, thriving tick populations) suggests that these washes and hillsides are inhabited by bighorn sheep, deer, and coyotes. Enjoy the solitude and keep this beautiful place as wild as you found it. Jan 24, 2012

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