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Elevation: 3,715 ft 1,132 m
GPS: 34.6663, -116.97839
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Shared By: Francis Baker (fran) on Sep 26, 2006 · Updates
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

This is the large region of southeastern California with numerous places that have climbable rock. The area is vast and places can be remote. The desert is a harsh place; bring lots of water and an adventurous spirit.

 Areas of interest are: New Jack City, Devil's Punchbowl, Fairview Mountain, Clark Mountain Spy Mountain, and Granite Mountains.

Getting There Suggest change

Most areas are accessed from Interstate 15; see the individual areas for detailed approach information.

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Classic Climbing Routes at High Desert

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Welcome to the Pleasure Dome
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 64
Getaway
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 83
Necessary Evil
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 85
Yoda
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 60
Catalina
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 154
The Scene Is Not For Sale
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 60
Hole In One
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 191
Gun For Hire
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 94
Crucified
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 45
Rainbow Drive
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 42
King of all Media
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 93
Crossfire
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 52
Freakshow
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 37
Lost In The Middle
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 11
The Travesty
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Welcome to the Pleasure Dome Apple Valley Area > … > Fairview Dome > S Face
 57
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Getaway Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Getaway
 64
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Necessary Evil Apple Valley Area > … > Cemetery > Evil Pillar
 83
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Yoda Apple Valley Area > … > Tatooine > Inner Sanctum
 85
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Catalina Barstow Area > … > Land That Time… > Bighorn Buttress
 60
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Scene Is Not For Sale Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag
 154
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hole In One Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Fairway
 60
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Gun For Hire Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Hueco Wall
 191
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crucified Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Crucified Crag
 94
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Rainbow Drive Barstow Area > … > Predator Wall > Predator Wall - S Face
 45
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
King of all Media Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Hidden Wall (aka The…
 42
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Crossfire Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag
 93
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Freakshow Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Fairway
 52
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Lost In The Middle Barstow Area > … > Rdside Crag > Rdside Crag - S Face
 37
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Travesty Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon West > Arch Rocks
 11
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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