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Elevation: 4,000 ft 1,219 m
GPS: 34.0322, -116.0403
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Shared By: C Miller on Nov 8, 2003
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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 Suggest change

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
 26
Military Haircut
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 21
Hawk's Nest
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Lesbian Lust
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Storm Riders (aka The Answer)
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Honey
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Squidbillies
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Right Side Arete
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
The Rattler
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Walk of Fame
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Sonic Temple
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Snake Book
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Is that a Munchkin in your Pocket
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Military Haircut Magic Mtn Area > Elf's Hat
 26
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Hawk's Nest OZ. > Hawk Hatchery
 21
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Lesbian Lust Hollywood Area > N Hollywood > Zsa Zsa Gabor Memoria…
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Storm Riders (aka The Answer) OZ. > No Place Like Dome
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Honey OZ. > No Place Like Dome
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Squidbillies Magic Mtn Area > Elf's Hat
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Right Side Arete Hollywood Area > N Hollywood > Zsa Zsa Gabor Memoria…
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Rattler OZ. > Emerald City
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Walk of Fame Hollywood Area > N Hollywood > Miracle Mile Boulder
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Sonic Temple OZ. > OZ Towers
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Snake Book OZ. > Emerald City
 27
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Is that a Munchkin in your… OZ. > Emerald City
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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