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Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 35.531, -115.564 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Jan 19, 2015 with updates from Ryan Edwards
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Clark Mountain is in the Mojave National Preserve. High quality limestone features high end sport routes developed in the 1990s by Randy Leavitt. Long approach via rocky unmaintained dirt roads. The area was made famous by Chris Sharma with his groundbreaking ascent of "Jumbo Love" (5.15b) in 2008. Clark Mountain has been described as containing the best limestone climbing in America.

Getting There

Approached due unmaintained dirt road off the I-15 near the CA/NV border, stateline. Exit I-15 at Bailey Road in Mountain Pass. Drive north a short distance, then turn left onto the paved Clark Mountain Road. 

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Ryan Edwards
Los Angeles, CA
Ryan Edwards   Los Angeles, CA
Does anyone know where I can find information for climbs here? I've only found one guide book from 2001 so far and I'm pretty sure there's been new routes developed here since then. May 30, 2018
Ryan Edwards
Los Angeles, CA
Ryan Edwards   Los Angeles, CA
So I went ahead and bought the 2001 guide book, Islands in the Sky. Since I want to tick off some climbs here and convince others to climb here with me, I'm going to add all of the information from the guidebook to this page in the coming days. Since all of this info is from 2001, take it with a grain of salt and keep in mind that there could be new routes, different conditions, new types of bolts, etc. in these areas. I also have not climbed here yet so all of the star ratings are from the guidebook. Lastly, if anyone wants to climb here starting in September, please shoot me a message! Thank you. Jun 15, 2018
Ryan Edwards
Los Angeles, CA
Ryan Edwards   Los Angeles, CA
I would like to clarify my reasoning for adding information to this page since this was brought up in another thread. The Islands in the Sky guidebook is OUT OF PRINT and no longer sold by Rockfax. In order to buy it, you'll either have to track down one of the few remaining copies at a local store somewhere or pay too much online for it (people are selling used copies on Amazon for $80!!!!). As for me, I just want to climb here and find other people who want to climb here also. I am not taking credit for any of the route ascents, names, or descriptions. As I stated in an earlier comment, all credit goes to the authors of the Island in the Sky guidebook (Randy Leavitt wrote the Clark Mountain chapter of it for anyone who wants to know). If there is a new guidebook coming out and/ or Randy Leavitt takes issue with this page then by all means inbox me and I will edit and/ or delete content. In the meantime, I'm still looking for climbing partners for this area in the fall so if these routes interest you, please message me. Jun 16, 2018
Joel Unema
Flagstaff, AZ
Joel Unema   Flagstaff, AZ
Thanks for posting up this info Ryan. Jun 16, 2018
Ryan Edwards
Los Angeles, CA
Ryan Edwards   Los Angeles, CA
No problem dude. Jun 16, 2018
This place is better off not being on mountain project in my opinion. You should have climbed there first anyway before posting anything and at least made your descriptions. There isn't much room up there for parking anyways, 4 spots max. Jun 18, 2018
Ryan Edwards
Los Angeles, CA
Ryan Edwards   Los Angeles, CA
UPDATE: It's been brought to my attention that access to Clark Mountain is currently a sensitive issue due to it being in the Mojave National Preserve so I've removed all of the information from this page. Sorry for any confusion that this has caused. Jun 19, 2018
C Miller   CA  
Ethan Pringle - Uncut Send of Jumbo Love (5.15b) Jul 7, 2018

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