Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 34.666, -116.978 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Francis Baker (fran) on Sep 26, 2006 · Updates
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

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 and Granite Mountains.

Getting There

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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 215
Crooked Dick Spire
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 193
Three Giant Steps
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 256
Welcome to New Jack City
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 162
Step Across
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 222
Holey Moley
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 84
White Out
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 74
Necessary Evil
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 121
Chick Flakey
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 67
Yoda
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 256
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 129
The Scene Is Not For Sale
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 144
Gun For Hire
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 104
Candy O
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 80
Crucified
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 77
Crossfire
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crooked Dick Spire Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Crooked Dick Spire (a…
 215
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Three Giant Steps Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Boy Scout Wall
 193
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Welcome to New Jack City Barstow Area > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks W (Warm-u…
 256
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Step Across Barstow Area > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks W (Warm-u…
 162
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Holey Moley Barstow Area > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks N Face "P…
 222
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
White Out Barstow Area > … > Entrance Area C… > White Face
 84
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Necessary Evil Apple Valley Area > … > Cemetery > Evil Pillar
 74
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Chick Flakey Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Sunnyside
 121
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Yoda Apple Valley Area > … > Tatooine > Inner Sanctum
 67
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Espresso Barstow Area > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks N Face "P…
 256
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Scene Is Not For Sale Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag
 129
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Gun For Hire Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Hueco Wall
 144
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Candy O Barstow Area > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks South
 104
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crucified Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Crucified Crag
 80
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crossfire Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag
 77
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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