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Elevation: 3,624 ft 1,105 m
GPS: 32.631, -116.0788
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Shared By: mschlocker on Apr 16, 2007
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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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.

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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+
 4
Apollo 12
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
The Good
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Unknown
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Battleship Chains
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Arch Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Crackerman
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 91
Tec-9
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 68
Borderline
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Unknown 10b
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
870 Pump
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 20
Full Auto
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Year of the Dragon
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Shortest Straw
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Street Sweeper
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
M11
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Apollo 12 VOTM Bouldering > Moon Boulder
 4
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
The Good Arch Crack Buttress
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Unknown Leaning Tower
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Battleship Chains Treasure Chest aka Bi…
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Arch Crack Arch Crack Buttress
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Crackerman Sundagger Wall
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tec-9 Patina Wall
 91
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Borderline Patina Wall
 68
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Unknown 10b Leaning Tower
 8
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
 20
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Year of the Dragon Treasure Chest aka Bi…
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Shortest Straw Headbanger Wall
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Street Sweeper Patina Wall
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
M11 Patina Wall
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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