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Shared By: Roger Linfield on Aug 19, 2006 with improvements by Matt Hagny
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Description

Cunning Rock is a long formation, north of the road, between Jumbo Rocks Campground and Live Oak Picnic area. The Southeast Face gets morning sun, and is therefore a good choice on a cold day. As with most other formations in the Jumbo Rocks area, the rock is quite coarse (even by Joshua Tree standards). This formation is called “False Moosedog Tower” in the 1992 Vogel guide.

Getting There

You can easily walk to the rock from the road.

9 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cunning Rock, Southeast Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Pull
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: Southeast
Sunny Roughly 7am to 3pm during high season
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Details: The wall hosting The Cunning Route, . . . , Save the Ales gets sun till 3 PM in early March. The route 'Pull' is always shady.

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Yannick Gingras
On the road, mostly Southwest
Yannick Gingras   On the road, mostly Southwest
Actual GPS of the wall is 34.00244988, -116.05707059. Dec 11, 2018