Description

Intersection Rock lies at the crossroads of Quail Springs Road and Hidden Valley Campground. Note that the road has been re-routed to the south side of the formation, which has led to some confusion with first-time visitors trying to mesh guidebook descriptions to locate the routes.

Tony Bubb: "On Intersection Rock, there are three main cracks running diagonally up and left from the base. These are visible from the North side (from the Hidden Valley Campground) and are called, from right to left, Right Ski Track (Upper and Lower), Left Ski Track, and Half Track These are plainly visible in the attached photograph."

At 5.3, Upper Right Ski Track is a rare starred beginner route.

In the 5.6 - 5.8 range, Mike's Books is a fun 2-pitch route (2nd pitch a bit wide). Overhang Bypass (5.7) is a fantastic variation to North Overhang (5.9) - both classics. The Flake (5.8) is another must do.

Lower Right Ski Track (5.10b) and Left Ski Track (5.11a) will help to keep your ego in check.

Getting There

If driving from the Park's West Entrance, park at the newly constructed parking area at Hidden Valley Campground. All routes are easily accessed from here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Intersection Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 232
Upper Right Ski Track
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 403
Mike's Books
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 38
West Chimney
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 517
Overhang Bypass
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 400
The Flake
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 23
Pinnacle Stand
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 288
North Overhang
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 21
Half Track
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 54
Water Chute
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 183
Lower Right Ski Track
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 9
Billabong
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Shana Grant
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 120
Left Ski Track
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Huevos
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
Trapeze
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Upper Right Ski Track
 232
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Mike's Books
 403
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
West Chimney
 38
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Overhang Bypass
 517
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
The Flake
 400
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pinnacle Stand
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
North Overhang
 288
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Half Track
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Water Chute
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Lower Right Ski Track
 183
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Billabong
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Shana Grant
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Left Ski Track
 120
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Huevos
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Trapeze
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
I rapped today 2/25/07 from the bolts above the Right Ski Track area.... you know, the ones at the top of North Overhang.... I took one of the bolts out with my fingers. And I mean "out", and then screwed it back in. YMMV Feb 25, 2007
Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
Matthew Fienup   Ventura, CA  
As of May 30, 2008, this bolt is still loose enough to remove with your fingers. My partner's eyes popped out of his head when I handed him the bolt. Jun 3, 2008