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Elevation: 4,195 ft 1,279 m
GPS: 34.0148, -116.163
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Jun 17, 2002
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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.

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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
 385
Upper Right Ski Track
Trad
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 147
Beginner's Three
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 594
Mike's Books
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 132
Bat Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 713
Overhang Bypass
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 619
The Flake
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 454
North Overhang
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 75
The Waterchute
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Shovling-Cole
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 279
Lower Right Ski Track
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 21
Billabong
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 20
Shana Grant
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 205
Left Ski Track
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
Huevos
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 22
Trapeze
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Upper Right Ski Track
 385
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Beginner's Three
 147
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Mike's Books
 594
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Bat Crack
 132
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Overhang Bypass
 713
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
The Flake
 619
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
North Overhang
 454
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Waterchute
 75
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Shovling-Cole
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Lower Right Ski Track
 279
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Billabong
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Shana Grant
 20
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Left Ski Track
 205
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Huevos
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Trapeze
 22
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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