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, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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.

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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
 846
SW Corner
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 373
Right On
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 522
Cryptic
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 477
Walk on the Wild Side
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 538
Pope's Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 652
Touch and Go
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 195
Room To Shroom
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 279
Heart and Sole
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 402
Exorcist
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 79
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 121
EBGB's
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 266
O'Kelley's Crack
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 190
Big Moe
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 321
Heart of Darkness
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 182
Wangerbanger
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
SW Corner Sheep Pass Area > Ryan Campground > Headstone Rock
 846
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Right On Sheep Pass Area > … > Saddle Rocks -… > Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 373
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Cryptic Sheep Pass Area > Ryan Campground > Headstone Rock
 522
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Walk on the Wild Side Sheep Pass Area > … > Saddle Rocks -… > Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 477
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Pope's Crack Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 538
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Touch and Go Echo Rock Area > Touch & Go Face
 652
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Room To Shroom Barker Dam Area > Room To Shroom Area
 195
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Heart and Sole Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - W Face
 279
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Exorcist Sheep Pass Area > … > Hall of Horrors > E Wall Inner (Exorcis…
 402
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - S Face
 79
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
EBGB's Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > EBGB Block Area
 121
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
O'Kelley's Crack Echo Rock Area > Rusty Wall
 266
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Big Moe Echo Rock Area > Echo Cove > Echo Cove - S Side
 190
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Heart of Darkness Sheep Pass Area > … > Conrad Rock > Conrad Rock - Heart o…
 321
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Wangerbanger Echo Rock Area > Rusty Wall
 182
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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