Elevation: 3,624 ft
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

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
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
The Good
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
unknown
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Unknown
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Battleship Chains
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Arch Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Crackerman
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 85
Tec-9
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 63
Borderline
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 20
Full Auto
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Shortest Straw
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Micro Trauma
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
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
M11
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Apollo 12 VOTM Bouldering > Moon Boulder
 3
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
The Good Arch Crack Buttress
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
unknown Sundagger Wall
 24
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Unknown Leaning Tower
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Battleship Chains Treasure Chest aka Bi…
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Arch Crack Arch Crack Buttress
 9
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
 85
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Borderline Patina Wall
 63
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Full Auto Patina Wall
 20
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Shortest Straw Headbanger Wall
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Micro Trauma Leaning Tower
 3
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
M11 Patina Wall
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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