Elevation: 4,200 ft
GPS: 34.064, -116.151 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on May 12, 2015
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

This area covers crags south and southeast of Willow Hole, some of which have some of the longest approaches in all of Joshua Tree National Park.

Crags in this area include the following:

Arresting Rock
Blond Lust Rock
Book of Brilliant Things
The Castle
Crystal Quarry
The Flying Fortress
The Fortress
Grey Giant
The Guardhouse
Hershey Rock
The Homestead Wall
Lazy Dome
Thrilling Rock
The Tombstone

Getting There

Most of the crags in the area are approached from the vicinity of Willow Hole while the more southerly formations are perhaps best approach from the south by continuing past The Podium and over a rocky notch. Approach times vary from 1-1.5 hours assuming a normal hiking pace and that you don't get lost!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grey Giant Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
The Man Who Cried (AKA Julius Se…
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
No Self Confidence
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5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
No Self Respect
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Heaven Can Wait
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Natural Selection
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5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
The S Cracker
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 5
Catapult
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
The Knight In Shining Armor
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 15
Hyperion
Trad 3 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Arms Control
Trad 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Warrior Eagle
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Man Who Cried (AKA Juli… Fortress
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
No Self Confidence Flying Fortress
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
No Self Respect Flying Fortress
 10
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Heaven Can Wait Tombstone
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Natural Selection Fortress
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
The S Cracker Tombstone
 5
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Catapult Fortress
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad
The Knight In Shining Armor Castle
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Hyperion Grey Giant
 15
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
Arms Control Fortress
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
Warrior Eagle Castle
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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