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Areas in High Desert

* High Desert Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 33 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 33
Apple Valley Crags 42 / 211 / 23 / 78 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 347
Butt Rock Outcrop 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Chimney Rock (aka Rabbit Dome) 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Cougar Buttes 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Coyote Hole 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Death Valley 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Devil's Punchbowl 10 / 49 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 57
Giant Rock 0 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Hercules Finger 0 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Johnson Valley Areas 12 / 14 / 23 / 3 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 39
Juniper Flats 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Lucerne Limestone 0 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Luna Boulders 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Mojave National Preserve 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 4
New Jack City 9 / 345 / 10 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 367
Old Woman Statue 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
Rim Rock 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Tehachapi Area 0 / 0 / 3 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Wonder Valley 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0

Description

This is the large region of southeastern California. There are several places with 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: Apple Valley Crags, Granite Pass, New Jack City (aka Sawtooth Canyon) and Teutonia Peak.

Getting There

Most areas are accessed from Interstate 15.

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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.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Cool Enough
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Sam I Am
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jack Be Nimble
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Route 66
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Reaching Rayane
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fun in the Sun
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crooked Dick Spire
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Welcome to New Jack City
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Little Red Book
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Three Giant Steps
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Step Across
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Holey Moley
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Gun For Hire
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
The Scene Is Not For Sale
Sport
Cool Enough New Jack City > Box Canyon East > Boy Scout Wall 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Sam I Am New Jack City > Box Canyon East > Boy Scout Wall 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Jack Be Nimble New Jack City > Box Canyon East > Boy Scout Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Route 66 New Jack City > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks South 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Reaching Rayane New Jack City > Box Canyon East > Boy Scout Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Fun in the Sun New Jack City > Box Canyon East > Sunnyside 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Crooked Dick Spire New Jack City > Box Canyon East > Crooked Dick Spire (aka The Finger) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Welcome to New Jack City New Jack City > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks W (Warm-up Wall) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Little Red Book New Jack City > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks: E Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Three Giant Steps New Jack City > Box Canyon East > Boy Scout Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Step Across New Jack City > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks W (Warm-up Wall) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Holey Moley New Jack City > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks N Face "Power Block"… 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Espresso New Jack City > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks N Face "Power Block"… 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Gun For Hire New Jack City > Box Canyon East > Hueco Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Scene Is Not For Sale New Jack City > Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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We just spent some time out at Goldstone last week- My BF's father used to work there as an engineer back in the day, and arranged a nice tour for us. Cool place, incredible antennas, cool rock, and crags for the chosen ones for sure- Go NASA! Yay UFOs, woohoo aliens... climb on! Oct 31, 2010
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
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Lots of virgin granite at the NASA Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex (20 miles west of Fort Irwin, north of Barstow). But you'll need a NASA pass to get there! Feb 14, 2008

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