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Elevation: 4,466 ft
GPS: 34.00763, -116.13394
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Central Joshua Tree is indeed just that - centrally located with a great many routes, many of which are classics, and quite popular due to the ease of access and nearby campgrounds.

Getting There Suggest change

  • Approach from the north via the town of Joshua Tree.
  • Approach from the east via 29 Palms or the Cottonwood Entrance.

Please see the individual areas for more detailed approach information.

1,212 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central Joshua Tree

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 1,130
SW Corner
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 721
Cryptic
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 582
Walk on the Wild Side
Trad 3 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 291
Room To Shroom
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 685
Pope's Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 807
Touch and Go
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 367
Heart and Sole
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 516
Exorcist
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 158
EBGB's
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 91
Swept Away
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 361
O'Kelley's Crack
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 239
Big Moe
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 430
Heart of Darkness
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 258
Wangerbanger
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 107
More Monkey than Funky
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
SW Corner Sheep Pass Area > Ryan Campground > Headstone Rock
 1,130
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Cryptic Sheep Pass Area > Ryan Campground > Headstone Rock
 721
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Walk on the Wild Side Sheep Pass Area > … > (a) Saddle Rock… > Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 582
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Room To Shroom Barker Dam Area > Room To Shroom Area
 291
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Pope's Crack Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 685
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Touch and Go Echo Rock Area > Touch & Go Face
 807
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Heart and Sole Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - W Face
 367
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Exorcist Sheep Pass Area > … > Hall of Horrors > E Wall Inner (Exorcis…
 516
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
EBGB's Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > EBGB Block Area
 158
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Swept Away Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 91
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
O'Kelley's Crack Echo Rock Area > Rusty Wall
 361
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Big Moe Echo Rock Area > Echo Cove > Echo Cove - S Side
 239
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Heart of Darkness Sheep Pass Area > … > Conrad Rock > Conrad Rock - Heart o…
 430
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Wangerbanger Echo Rock Area > Rusty Wall
 258
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
More Monkey than Funky Barker Dam Area > More Funky than Monke…
 107
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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