Elevation: 2,451 ft
GPS: 33.932, -115.949 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Sep 11, 2020
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

Pinto Basin is the antidote to the hustle and bustle of the more popular areas to the west and offers enjoyable climbing, including some classics, in an area with a decidedly different feel than other areas in the Park, especially at some of the more remote crags.

Getting There

  • Access from the north via the town of 29 Palms
  • Access from the west, from the main part of the Park, and the town of Joshua Tree
  • Access from the south via Interstate 10 and the Cottonwood Entrance.

Please see the individual areas for more detailed approach information.

757 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pinto Basin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 113
Nectar
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 190
Diagnostics
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 179
Gargoyle
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 306
Dolphin
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 300
Gem
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 229
Continuum
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 283
Invisibility Lessons
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 397
Colorado Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 110
Crack 5
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 612
Bird of Fire
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 70
Crack 6
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 157
Spiderman
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 373
Rubicon
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 90
Boulderado (aka California Face)
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 87
The Bendix Claws
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nectar Split Rocks > … > Isles in the Sky > Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 113
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Diagnostics Belle Campgroun… > … > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - N Side
 190
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Gargoyle Stirrup Tank > Zippy Rock
 179
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Dolphin Split Rocks > … > Isles in the Sky > Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 306
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Gem Jumbo Rock Area > Conan's Corridor
 300
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Continuum Split Rocks > Split Rocks East > Future Games Rock
 229
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Invisibility Lessons Split Rocks > Split Rocks East > Future Games Rock
 283
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Colorado Crack Jumbo Rock Area > Conan's Corridor
 397
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Crack 5 Split Rocks > … > Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Left…
 110
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bird of Fire Split Rocks > … > Isles in the Sky > Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 612
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Crack 6 Split Rocks > … > Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Left…
 70
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Spiderman Jumbo Rock Area > Conan's Corridor
 157
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Rubicon Split Rocks > Split Rocks West > Rubicon Formation
 373
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Boulderado (aka California… Jumbo Rock Area > Conan's Corridor
 90
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Bendix Claws Split Rocks > Split Rocks East > Future Games Rock
 87
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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