Elevation: 3,219 ft
GPS: 34.469, -117.016 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Nov 19, 2012
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Seasonal Falcon Closure Details

Description

Chimney Rock, also known as Rabbit Dome after the nearby Rabbit Dry Lake, is a large but jumbled formation with a few concentrations of routes on its various faces.

The south face although large is low-angled and broken with mostly easy trad routes and a few exceptions.

The north face features a nice selection of easy slab routes and a few cracks.

The jumbled west face has a few interesting aretes and faces.

Getting There

From Apple Valley take Bear Valley Road east to Hwy 18 and turn right. Follow Hwy 18 east for 5.8 miles and turn left onto High Road which is dirt. 

Follow it across the dry lake bed and pick one of the many dirt roads to get to the crag which lies just beyond the northeast corner of the dry lake bed.

  • Be careful driving on the lakebed after a heavy rain as it can get very muddy.

A Historic Landmark

Chimney Rock was designated a California Historic Landmark (No.737) on June 6, 1960.

"Conflicts between Indians and white settlers over the rich lands of the San Bernardino Mountains culminated in the battle at Chimney Rock on February 16, 1867. Although the Indians defended themselves fiercely, they were forced to retreat into the desert. In the years following, the Indians' traditional mountain food gathering areas were lost to white encroachment."

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