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AFPA Rock

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L to R R to L Alpha
All That Glitters is not Golden TR 
Andromeda Strain T 
Big Bad Bitch TR 
Bitch, Bitch T 
Boulder Crack T 
Boulder Face T 
Dance On a Dragon's Back  T 
Ditch Witch T 
McDonald-Wilson T 
Request Chimney T 
Rip Off T 
Sand Witch T,TR 
Spaghetti Sauce Sunset T 
Stakeout T 
Terminal Man, The T 
Two Our Surprise T 
Which Bitch T 
Which Witch T 
Witchy Woman TR 
Zsa Zsa Goes to Jail T 

AFPA Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,300'
Location: 34.03989, -116.19486 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Steve Powell on Mar 20, 2003
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AFPA Rock from the south, Joshua Tree NP

Description 

This rock, located across the road from Trashcan Rock offers a variety of trad routes. Ratings range from 5.6 to 5.10+. Rock quality is good. Three of the best routes are Boulder Crack (5.8), Andromeda Strain (5.7), and Spaghetti Sauce Sunset (5.10c).

Descent is a walk off the backside (away from the road).

Routes from left to right

On the Road Again.............5.8
Boulder Crack....................5.8
Boulder Face.....................5.7
Zsa Zsa Goes to Jail...........5.7
Bitch Bitch.........................5.7
Sand Witch........................5.10a
Big Bad Bitch.....................5.11+
Which Bitch.......................5.8
McDonald-Wilson...............5.10d
Andromeda Strain...............5.7
The Terminal Man...............5.8
Request Chimney...............5.7
Rip Off...............................5.6
Which Witch......................5.8
Spaghetti Sauce Sunset......5.10
Two Our Surprise................5.8


Getting There 

AFPA is directly across the road from Trashcan Rock.


Climbing Season



Weather station 9.1 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',6],['5.8',3],['5.9',4],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in AFPA Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for AFPA Rock:
Boulder Crack   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For AFPA Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: "Which Bitch". Photo by Blitzo.

Which Bitch 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : AFPA Rock
the start is super easy and progresses to a better climb. Beware of the dead tree at the start as it could pose a slight problem if one should fall upon it's broken branch... There is some fun stemming,edging and face work on this one...Not a true "Crack" per Jtree style... Wide, flairing, with an occassional finger/small hand jam. Deffinatly worth doing if you are planning on doing the others on AFPA formation......[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: AFPA Rock (South Face), Joshua Tree NP
AFPA Rock (South Face), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: AFPA Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: AFPA Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd Gordon climbing at AFPA. Photo by Blitzo.
Todd Gordon climbing at AFPA. Photo by Blitzo.
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By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Feb 11, 2004
AFPA = "Across From Parking Area" or "A Formation Properly Avoided"??

Other suggestions welcome.
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Feb 12, 2004
My son and I went out to this area yesterday to scope it out and also bouldered a bit. The routes look fun, rock looks good as mentioned, walkoff easy, easy access, ....... is there a reason I am not aware of and should respect, to keep clear of this area Mike M?
By Woody Stark
Feb 22, 2004
Afpa Rock is one of the few formations that allow you to escape the wind. The top is another story.
By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Nov 16, 2004
I take it all back! AFPA is actually pretty good - it is south-facing, sunny, and as Woody mentions, somewhat wind-protected. The routes, while not *classic* by any stretch, are fun and on generally good rock. A good cold/windy-day option.
By Blitzo
Oct 16, 2006
This area ism't the greatest.