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Routes in Intersection Rock

Bat Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Beginner's Three T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Billabong T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Bongledesh T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Dead Again T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Death by Misadventure T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
Drawstring T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elijah's Coming T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Flake, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Golden Bush Corner T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Half Track T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Huevos S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Jungle T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Ski Track T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Let It All Hang Out T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lower Right Ski Track T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mike's Books T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
North Overhang T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Outer Limit T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A3
Overhang Bypass T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pinnacle Stand T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Secovar T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Shana Grant S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Shovling-Cole T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Southeast Corner T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Southwest Passage T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sympathy to the Devil T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Trapeze T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Underpass T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Upper Right Ski Track T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Water Chute T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
West Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Zigzag T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Description [Suggest Change]

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 [Suggest Change]

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
 218
Upper Right Ski Track
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 388
Mike's Books
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 36
West Chimney
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 497
Overhang Bypass
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 374
The Flake
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 22
Pinnacle Stand
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 263
North Overhang
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Half Track
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 54
Water Chute
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 175
Lower Right Ski Track
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 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
 111
Left Ski Track
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Huevos
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
Trapeze
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Upper Right Ski Track
 218
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Mike's Books
 388
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
West Chimney
 36
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Overhang Bypass
 497
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
The Flake
 374
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pinnacle Stand
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
North Overhang
 263
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Half Track
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Water Chute
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Lower Right Ski Track
 175
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Billabong
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Shana Grant
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Left Ski Track
 111
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Huevos
 5
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

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