Elevation: 4,400 ft
GPS: 34.022, -116.068 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Vernon Stiefel on Apr 14, 2003
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Superb sport and trad climbs are found on this formation that sits high on a ridge on the eastern edge of the Desert Queen Mine area. Most of the climbs are west or north facing and remain shaded during the morning / early afternoon. Many (but not all) of the ratings for the routes in Randy's guide seemed soft for J-Tree but the star designations are reasonable. Excellent sport climbs include I Have The Touch (5.12b) and Sensory Deprivation (5.12b). Petrodynamics (5.10d) and Tiers For Fears (5.10d R) are among the best trad climbs.

Getting There

One approach to this area that doesn't involve driving on dirt roads is to park at the Split Rocks area and take the developed trail that goes to the Morongo Man Cliffs. The trail continues to the top of the ridge and then continues north. You will pass old mining tunnels and tailings before reaching a miner's cabin at the base of Fraggle Rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fraggle Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
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Tiers for Fears
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Petrodynamics (aka Gigantor)
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Tiers for Fears
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad
Petrodynamics (aka Gigantor)
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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