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Split Personality Rock

California > Joshua Tree NP > Central Joshua… > Sheep Pass Area > Oyster Bar Area > Asylum
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Description

This formation makes up part of a somewhat hidden but easily accessible corridor that is home to several high quality routes well worth seeking out. The most notable routes here are Shock Therapy (5.10c) a route up steep buckets to a very Josh-like steep slab and Split Personality (5.11d) a classic balancy arete to thin face with good rock. Despite the area's proximity to the Hall of Horrors this can be a good area to escape the usual crowds there.

Getting There

Approach past Conrad Rock to the upper entrance of the Asylum and Scary Rock or head up past Target Rock (N. Face) and up a rocky notch to Split Personality Rock and The Asylum. The approach takes 15-20 minutes from the closest parking area.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 2
5150
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 1
Schlock Therapy
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Shock Therapy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 19
Venus Which is Green (aka Dispos…
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 17
Split Personality
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
5150
 2
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Schlock Therapy
 1
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Shock Therapy
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Venus Which is Green (aka D…
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Split Personality
 17
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport

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Circa '93? Photo by Phil Caballero.
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Split Personality Rock (North Face), Joshua Tree NP
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The south and east faces of Split Personality Rock, Joshua Tree NP
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Gully leading up to the Split Personality Rock
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