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: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, 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. 8 east, exit In-Ko-Pah Park Rd. Two qick 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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
The Good
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
unknown
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Arch Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Crackerman
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 63
Tec-9
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
Rough + Ready Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Borderline
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Dog Leg Crack
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 7
French Curve
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Year of the Dragon
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
870 Pump
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Full Auto
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Shortest Straw
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Street Sweeper
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
A Call to Arms
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Good Arch Crack Buttress
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
unknown Sundagger Wall
 20
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Arch Crack Arch Crack Buttress
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Crackerman Sundagger Wall
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tec-9 Patina Wall
 63
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
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dog Leg Crack Tombstone
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
French Curve Sundagger Wall
 7
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Year of the Dragon Treasure Chest aka Bi…
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
870 Pump Patina Wall
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Full Auto Patina Wall
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Shortest Straw Headbanger Wall
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Street Sweeper Patina Wall
 7
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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