Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 34.6663, -116.9784
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Shared By: Francis Baker (fran) on Sep 26, 2006 · Updates
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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 Spy Mountain, andGranite 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
 238
Crooked Dick Spire
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 286
Welcome to New Jack City
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 209
Three Giant Steps
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 175
Step Across
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 257
Holey Moley
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 93
White Out
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 78
Necessary Evil
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 75
Yoda
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 280
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 140
The Scene Is Not For Sale
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 169
Gun For Hire
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 110
Candy O
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 86
Crucified
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 75
Little Stiffy
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 84
Crossfire
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crooked Dick Spire Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Crooked Dick Spire (a…
 238
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Welcome to New Jack City Barstow Area > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks W (Warm-u…
 286
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Three Giant Steps Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Boy Scout Wall
 209
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Step Across Barstow Area > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks W (Warm-u…
 175
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Holey Moley Barstow Area > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks N Face "P…
 257
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
White Out Barstow Area > … > Entrance Area C… > White Face
 93
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Necessary Evil Apple Valley Area > … > Cemetery > Evil Pillar
 78
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Yoda Apple Valley Area > … > Tatooine > Inner Sanctum
 75
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Espresso Barstow Area > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks N Face "P…
 280
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Scene Is Not For Sale Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag
 140
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Gun For Hire Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Hueco Wall
 169
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Candy O Barstow Area > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks South
 110
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crucified Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Crucified Crag
 86
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Little Stiffy Barstow Area > … > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks: E Face
 75
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Crossfire Barstow Area > … > Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag
 84
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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