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California : Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree Select Routes

Victor Medeiros & Peter Treitler / Gunks Apps / 2023

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This digital guidebook is complete with photos and GPS navigation, and works offline. It currently documents 1,062 routes in the best areas of the park. More details are on the linked webpage.

Joshua Tree Rock Climbs 3rd Edition

Robert Miramontes / Wolverine Publishing / 2017

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About the book:

Explore one of the world’s great climbing areas, Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California, with this newly updated guide to climbing! The 3rd edition of Joshua Tree Rock Climbs is our fattest book, weighing in at over 500 pages. Renowned for its intoxicating combo of demanding trad climbing, exotic granite formations, unique flora, and laid-back outdoor living, Joshua Tree is a must-visit destination on every rock climber’s life list. Most come back year after year. For over half a century, the Yosemite Valley climbing greats “trained” in Joshua Tree in the cooler months, leaving a fascinating legacy of hard, classic climbs.

Prefer mellower fare? The variety of easy and moderate routes in the Park is second to none. It’s a great place to introduce someone to the sport. Every discipline of rock climbing is represented: cracks of all sizes, overhanging face climbs, delicate edging problems, friction slabs, corners, overhangs, arêtes — you name it! Toproping has a long tradition here, and some of the hard topropes are world class. Though true sport climbs are in the minority, most climbs here are a mix of gear and bolts and require only a small rack, making this a great place to develop your “old-school” skills.

Joshua Tree Climbs

Randy Vogel (2015)

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Randy is the leading author on climbing in Joshua Tree and his books are the benchmark. With over 1000 routes this guide covers the best Joshua Tree has to offer. Randy is known for his detailed route topos's and area maps, the user will find EVERY route and formation included in the most efficient manor.

Joshua Tree Sport Climbs

Joshua Tree Sport Climbs & Top Rope Sites

Todd Gordon, published by K. Daniels and Associates, 2018

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Up to date guide to Sport Climbing and Top Roping in the Joshua Tree National Park area.
Beta on 1,000+ routes in a full color detailed guide!

Climb-On Map

Joshua Tree Climb-On Map

Climb-On Maps

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Tired of getting lost in JTree? Get away from crowds and find over 640 mapped crags! Climb-On Maps provides detailed crag maps with approaches, walk-offs, and at-a-glance crag summaries. Complements Mountain Project.

Best Climbs Joshua Tree National Park: The Best Sport and Trad Routes in the Park (Best Climbs Series)

Best Climbs Joshua Tree National Park: The Best Sport and Trad Routes in the Park (Best Climbs Series)

Bob Gaines (2011) Falcon Guides ISBN-13: 978-0762770199

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A concise guide to more than 250 quality trad and sport routes with full-color photographs throughout. Perfect for the visiting climber with sun/shade info, GPS coordinates, gear requirements and much more.

Classic Joshua Tree Routes and Bouldering

Classic Joshua Tree Routes and Bouldering

Randy Vogel/K. Daniels Publishing

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A great select book detailing the best of the best with helpful maps, interesting history throughout and much more. The perfect guide for visiting climbers and locals alike.

Joshua Tree Rock Climbs

Joshua Tree Rock Climbs

Robert Miramontes/Wolverine Publishing

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A fairly complete select guide with thousands of routes and boulder problems. Full color throughout with detailed maps, action photos and fun lists throughout.

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Cragcam's Guide to Joshua Tree National Park - a DVD

Cragcam Productions LLC

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A trip to Joshua Tree is too big to plan from grainy black and white photos in a travel or climbing guide book. With over 1200 square miles and almost 8000 climbing routes, there's an incredible amount to see and do in Joshua Tree.

Cragcam's guide breaks park activities into three easy to explore sections; Off Rock, On Rock and In Camp. From the main menu you can select the activities you're interested in for planning your visit to the park and avoid wasted drive time or disappointing long approaches. Day hikes, overnight trips, remote desert floor, palm tree oasis, mountain ascents, top rope areas, isolated crags, classic climbs... it's your vacation, what do you want to do?

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Joshua Tree West : Quail Springs to Hidden Valley Campground

Randy Vogel (2006) Falcon Guides

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The long awaited first installment, of three, to cover the ever popular Joshua Tree National Park. Completely reworked with new maps, new photos, more detailed route descriptions with protection recommendations and tons of new routes. Get your copy and see what you've been missing!

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The Trad Guide to Joshua Tree - 60 favorites climbs from 5.5 to 5.9

Charlie & Diane Winger

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The Trad Guide to Joshua Tree was written especially for moderate climbers looking for fun routes. It contains detailed maps, directions, and photos for locating each of 60 favorite rock climbs, sun/shade info, descent instructions, and pro suggestions. There is a large, full-color photo of every route, plus other photos showing details of the approach for the more complex areas.

Rock Climbing Joshua Tree (2nd edition)

Rock Climbing: Joshua Tree

Randy Vogel (2000) Falcon Guides

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Randy Vogel's Joshua Tree guidebook is getting a bit dated (this 2nd edition was published in 2000), but it still remains a comprehensive guide to the world famous area and works perfectly well for getting you to the numerous classics of the area.

Rock Climbing Joshua Tree, 2nd (Regional Rock Climbing Series) Paperback – September, 2000

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