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Elevation: 4,136 ft
GPS: 33.97039, -116.04864
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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 Suggest change

  • 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.

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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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 374
Dolphin
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 342
Gem
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2+
 6
Goof Proof Roof
Aid 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 330
Invisibility Lessons
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 472
Colorado Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Bath Water
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 748
Bird of Fire
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
The Rattler
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 451
Rubicon
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 18
Such a Line
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Sun Runner
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 59
Vector
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V5 6C
 51
Big Bob's Big Wedge
Boulder
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 16
Hang 'Em High
Trad
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
Throbbing Gristle
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dolphin Split Rocks > … > Isles in the Sky > Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 374
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Gem Jumbo Rock Area > Conan's Corridor
 342
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Goof Proof Roof Indian Head Area > Indian Head
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2+ Aid 3 pitches
Invisibility Lessons Split Rocks > Split Rocks East > Future Games Rock
 330
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Colorado Crack Jumbo Rock Area > Conan's Corridor
 472
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bath Water Loveland > Beak Boulder Area
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Bird of Fire Split Rocks > … > Isles in the Sky > Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 748
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Rattler OZ Area > OZ. > Emerald City
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Rubicon Split Rocks > Split Rocks West > Rubicon Formation
 451
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Such a Line Jumbo Rock Area > Zebra Cliffs > Zebra Cliffs E Face
 18
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Sun Runner Jumbo Rock Area > Wedge
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Vector Loveland > Vector Rock
 59
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Big Bob's Big Wedge Live Oak Picnic… > Big Bob's Big Wedge
 51
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a V5 6C Boulder
Hang 'Em High Split Rocks > Split Rocks East > Future Games Rock
 16
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad
Throbbing Gristle Loveland > Beak Boulder Area
 8
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad, TR
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