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Death Valley NP

California > High Desert

Description

Death Valley is extremely arid and hot at low elevations. This park draws many visitors from around the world and has amazing landscapes and features to explore. There seems to be very little established climbing in this park, understandably so, due to the poor rock quality. The remote location of the park, extreme climate and amount of choss are discouraging. Technical descents of remote canyons is popular, however, some climbing is possible. This forum post has some info

( mountainproject.com/forum/t… ), and hopefully some adventurous members of the climbing community will establish routes in this harsh environment at some point.

Getting There

Fill your gas and check your coolant levels before driving into this desert!

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Searching for rock climbing, Death Valley CA
[Hide Photo] Searching for rock climbing, Death Valley CA
Awesome 5.10+ dihedral deep in Death Valley.
[Hide Photo] Awesome 5.10+ dihedral deep in Death Valley.
New routing on Death Valley limestone.
[Hide Photo] New routing on Death Valley limestone.
Alois on the "Direct Route", Class 4,  of Eagle Mountain
[Hide Photo] Alois on the "Direct Route", Class 4, of Eagle Mountain
Joshua Tree forest on the way to Death Valley
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Rare winter sighting of "Muppitus Pufficus", Death Valley CA - there must be hotsprings near by.
[Hide Photo] Rare winter sighting of "Muppitus Pufficus", Death Valley CA - there must be hotsprings near by.
Skip getting ready for a soak - Death Valley
[Hide Photo] Skip getting ready for a soak - Death Valley
Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley
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Hoarfrost on sage and trees, Death Valley
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Cool rock formations in the joshua tree forest, Death Valley
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Blooming Joshua tree and flowers - 2019
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Sizing up another obscure wall in Death Valley
[Hide Photo] Sizing up another obscure wall in Death Valley