Elevation: 2,975 ft
GPS: 34.514, -116.989 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Rough on Mar 1, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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A line of what is mostly a SoCal anomally, aka Limestone. While there aren't any caves, the rock is featured with feldspar bands, blocky edges, and pockets. This area is off the beaten path, though easy to get to, and does not see a lot of traffic due to it's relative proximity to the nearby New Jack City. For those who don't like crowds, I would suggest stopping by to check the place out.

One of the, if not the, warmest area in the general So Cal High Desert area surrounding Barstow / Victorville. The cliff faces due south. It can be windy, but on cold days the areas is perfect.

Getting There

Drive east on Hwy 18 from Victorville, turn left onto Rabbit Springs Rd., turn left onto Kendall Rd., which immediately turns into Cove Rd., follow this till a "Y" and make a right hand turn. Follow the road till it curves left and you will see a dirt road heading straight towards a large dirt hill. Take the right fork onto the dirt road and drive straight to a parking area at the base of the hill. The climbing area is up on the hill directly above the limestone mine, about a 10 minute walk.

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Feel free to email me at Roughit3@aol.com for a free pdf topo of the entire area. Mar 1, 2009
I just spent the day climbing yesterday, and thought I'd mention the fact that people climbing here are doing a terrible job of cleaning up after themselves! We got there at about noon and someone just left the area, and it was a mess! So remember that most of us enjoy the outdoors for its natural beauty. So if you can't clean up after yourselves maybe this would be the perfect opportunity to invite your wife to go climbing. If she doesn't want to join you climbing at least she can clean up after you just like she does at home! Mar 26, 2009
Here are the actual gps coordinates. 34.516570 -116.992649 the ones on this site are well how would you say not that acurate by a long shot Prob two miles off. And if you are a gadget person and use that frequently it can be frustrating when they don't work and it should get you within 30 feet Apr 14, 2012
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susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Access from Hwy 247 aka Barstow Rd:

Take 247 north towards the town of Barstow from Hwy 18 split
Shortly after the school make a left-hand turn on a well marked paved road "Rabbit Springs"
Follow Rabbit Springs Rd, west until you dead-end at Kendall
Turn right (north) on Kendall and follow as it wanders around and turns into Cove
Continue on Cove until it makes a right hand turn onto a dirt road
Continue on Cove as it changes name into Vernada - follow until end

Apr 10, 2013
Came here today and had a great time! It would seem like some good parking beta might be to park past the boulder up the short dirt road to the left of the quarry gate. This puts you even closer ( farther up the hill as well) to the Moderate wall side of the crag and gets your rig off the road out of sight. We had an interesting encounter with a local that has property up the road in which he parked by our car, walked circles around it then stood there watching us for 30 minutes and messing with a part of the fence that climbers hop over. We ended up calling the sheriff just to be on the safe side. Desert folks can be curious?

Moderate wall is a great spot to warm in the sun if its a chilly morning. Had a lot of fun and will be back to tick the rest of the routes! Sep 16, 2015