Elevation: 4,466 ft
GPS: 34.008, -116.134 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

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

  • 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.

1,062 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
 916
SW Corner
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 404
Right On
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 576
Cryptic
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 509
Walk on the Wild Side
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 587
Pope's Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 701
Touch and Go
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 310
Heart and Sole
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 436
Exorcist
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 130
EBGB's
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 72
Swept Away
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 294
O'Kelley's Crack
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 204
Big Moe
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 354
Heart of Darkness
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 76
More Monkey than Funky
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 202
Wangerbanger
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
SW Corner Sheep Pass Area > Ryan Campground > Headstone Rock
 916
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Right On Sheep Pass Area > … > (a) Saddle Rock… > Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 404
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Cryptic Sheep Pass Area > Ryan Campground > Headstone Rock
 576
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Walk on the Wild Side Sheep Pass Area > … > (a) Saddle Rock… > Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 509
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Pope's Crack Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 587
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Touch and Go Echo Rock Area > Touch & Go Face
 701
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Heart and Sole Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - W Face
 310
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Exorcist Sheep Pass Area > … > Hall of Horrors > E Wall Inner (Exorcis…
 436
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
EBGB's Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > EBGB Block Area
 130
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Swept Away Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 72
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
O'Kelley's Crack Echo Rock Area > Rusty Wall
 294
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Big Moe Echo Rock Area > Echo Cove > Echo Cove - S Side
 204
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Heart of Darkness Sheep Pass Area > … > Conrad Rock > Conrad Rock - Heart o…
 354
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
More Monkey than Funky Barker Dam Area > More Funky than Monke…
 76
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Wangerbanger Echo Rock Area > Rusty Wall
 202
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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