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Aiguille de Joshua Tree (aka The Finger of Hercules) T 

Aiguille de Joshua Tree Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.01514, -116.17858 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

There's only one route here: the ultra-classic Aiguille De Joshua Tree, an outstanding 5.6 boulder problem/free solo near the south end of the Lost Horse area. Bring along your cajones, untie from the rope, and head up a slender needle of rock. Make sure your friend has a camera along for the obligatory hardman summit shot.

Descend by downclimbing the route.

Getting There 

Park and approach like you were going to Atlantis (park near the gate on the Lost Horse Road, south of the main park road, then start walking east), but instead of hanging a left into the Atlantis gully, keep going straight (veering slightly to the right). Basically, just follow the contour of the rock formations, and the aiguille will be right in front of you. You can't miss it.

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Weather station 10.6 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Aiguille de Joshua Tree

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aiguille de Joshua Tree:
Aiguille de Joshua Tree (aka The Finger of Hercules)   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Aiguille de Joshua Tree (aka The Finger of Hercules) 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Aiguille de Joshua Tree
From the end of the Lost Horse Road walk southeast for 1/4 mile or so following a beaten path as you pass numerous rock formations on your left. This climb lies at the base of the hillide you'll walk along and is set amongst boulders making it somewhat hidden. Basically a solo this climbs the north side past some ledgy steps to a small summit. Standing up on it will test your balance especially if windy. If nervous break out the camera and get your "Kodak Courage" going. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Aiguille de Joshua Tree area. Photo by Blitzo.
Aiguille de Joshua Tree area. Photo by Blitzo.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Aiguille de Joshua Tree. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Aiguille de Joshua Tree. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Infernal Doom Fanatic
Oct 1, 2004
Not really that hard, more about cool photo opps than asthetic climbing. Go do Headstone instead.
By rich mcfadden
From: loveland,co
Apr 14, 2014
Agreed, Headstone was really cool. It's interesting how the Aiguille diminishes in stature as you approach it. Looked like about 20' if that...

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