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Areas in Geology Tour Road

East Virgin Islands 19 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Galapagos, The 28 / 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 34
Jerry's Quarry and Lost Pencil Areas 14 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Solomon Islands 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Squaw Tank 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Towers of Uncertainty 42 / 4 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 51
Virgin Islands Area 32 / 12 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 47
Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 33.972, -116.08 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 65,083 total, 452/month
Shared By: C Miller on Feb 17, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The Geology Tour Road is an 18 mile dirt road loop which winds it's ways through the southern end of Queen Valley and the western end of Pleasant Valley where numerous rock formations can be found on either side of the Road. Popular areas include the Virgin Isles, East Virgin Isles, The Lost Pencil and Jerry's Quarry.

The unpaved, but occasionally graded, Geology Tour Road is a fairly good dirt road with lots of washboards and ruts in the first few miles and then a fair bit of soft sand after that. While having a 4WD vehicle is not a necessity it is advisable to have a vechicle with a bit of clearance and one that you feel comfortable driving over the odd rough spot. Be aware that some of the parking spots have a fair bit of soft sand which can spell trouble for those without 4WD, especially if trying to turn around in it. Better to keep the vehicle pointed downhill and drive the extra bit to Squaw Tank where a good turnaroud exists.

Getting There

The turnoff for the Geology Tour Road is located in the center of the Queen Valley and across the road from the turnoff for the Desert Queen Mine Area. See the individual crags for more detailed approach information.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Geology Tour Road

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Trench Connection
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lechlinski Cracks
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mauna Loa
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Light Sabre
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Waugh Crack
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Perpetual Motion
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cedric's Deep Sea Fish Market
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Centurion
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mauna Kea
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hot Flashes
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Elephant Walk
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Walking on the Moon
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5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Number Two (aka the Weasel Boys Arete)
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Equinox
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Trench Connection Towers of Uncerta… > Crow's Nest 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Lechlinski Cracks Virgin Islands Area > Lechlinski Crack Formation 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mauna Loa Towers of Uncerta… > Lava Dome 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Light Sabre Virgin Islands Area > Star Wars Rock 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Between a Rock and a Hard P… Virgin Islands Area > Star Wars Rock 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Waugh Crack Virgin Islands Area > Lechlinski Crack Formation 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Perpetual Motion Virgin Islands Area > Perpetual Motion Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Cedric's Deep Sea Fish Market Virgin Islands Area > Star Wars Rock 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Centurion Virgin Islands Area > Diamond Clump > Centurion 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Mauna Kea Towers of Uncerta… > Lava Dome 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hot Flashes Towers of Uncerta… > Lava Dome 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Elephant Walk Jerry's Quarry an… > Jerry's Quarry 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Walking on the Moon Virgin Islands Area > Star Wars Rock 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Number Two (aka the Weasel… Jerry's Quarry an… > Lost Pencil 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Equinox Jerry's Quarry an… > Jerry's Quarry 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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