Elevation: 4,161 ft
GPS: 33.954, -116.092 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Steve Juhasz on Mar 15, 2003
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Unique route here, a must visit. Excellent photo opportunities from all the jumbled boulders around the base of Equinox (5.12c). Best time to visit is afternoons (west face gets sun) in the winter. It can be windy here, but it's nice and quiet otherwise.

Getting There

Geology tour route south for about 3.7 miles to pullout #5 (on west side of road). The rock formation you see directly to the west about 3/4 of a mile ahead is Jerry's Quarry. Walk to this formation, crossing one obvious wash and walk around the north side of the rocks. Once you reach the formation's west side, the highest boulder facing west is split by a stunning finger crack. This is Equinox (5.12c). Head straight towards it over the jumbled boulders. There is an excellent belay area at the base of the route.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Jerry's Quarry

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Elephant Walk
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5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Equinox
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Elephant Walk
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Equinox
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5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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BRegan
Joshua Tree, CA
BRegan   Joshua Tree, CA
Temp closure @ Jerry's Quarry until June 15, 2018 due to nesting owls. That means please do not climb Equinox. Questions contact: michael_vamstad@nps.gov or bernadette_regan@nps.gov Mar 14, 2018