Elevation: 3,624 ft
GPS: 32.631, -116.079 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: mschlocker on Apr 16, 2007
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

A miniature version of Joshua Tree right at the border between San Diego and Imperial Counties. Also on the border of Mexico! Higher elevation keeps this area slightly cooler than close-by desert areas. A mix of sport and trad routes with an emphasis on sport. See Dave Kennedy's guide for more detailed information.

Getting There

Requires 4WD vehicle.

Hwy 8 east, exit In-Ko-Pah Park Road. Two quick rights gets you going west on the 80 for about 100 yards where you enter the dirt road on the south side of the road. Head leftish on this to end up heading south east - the road number is 155. Through some hills for 2+ miles and park at a turn - around. Do not drive into the areas posted as wilderness. Continue hiking down the road for ~1/2 hour to formations reminiscent of Joshua Tree.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Valley of the Moon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3+ 6A+
 3
Apollo 12
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Unknown
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
unknown
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Battleship Chains
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Arch Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Crackerman
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 76
Tec-9
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
Rough + Ready Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 58
Borderline
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Unknown 10b
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
870 Pump
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Full Auto
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Shortest Straw
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Street Sweeper
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
A Call to Arms
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Apollo 12 VOTM Bouldering > Moon Boulder
 3
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Unknown Leaning Tower
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
unknown Sundagger Wall
 23
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Battleship Chains Treasure Chest aka Bi…
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Arch Crack Arch Crack Buttress
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Crackerman Sundagger Wall
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tec-9 Patina Wall
 76
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Rough + Ready Crack Sundagger Wall
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Borderline Patina Wall
 58
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Unknown 10b Leaning Tower
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
870 Pump Patina Wall
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Full Auto Patina Wall
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Shortest Straw Headbanger Wall
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Street Sweeper Patina Wall
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
A Call to Arms Patina Wall
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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