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Alien Head Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,100'
Location: 34.08779, -116.13661 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 12, 2010
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Description 

This portion of the hillside has about a dozen routes or more ranging from to 5.8 to 5.12 with the climbing on the usual knobby cracks and faces. Rock quality varies from horrible to excellent with the darker rock, as always, being the best.

Getting There 

Park in the large lot for Rattlesnake Canyon and hike east, crossing a wash, and hike up the steep and somewhat loose hillside (watch out for ballbearings underfoot) to the obvious formations near the top of the hill. The approach takes 20-30 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 Alien Head Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Alien Head Area:
Holly Hipkiss   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Chick Magnet   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Angel's Desire   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Neenee   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Alien Head   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Alien Head Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Joyce Tsai on the first ascent of The Hammer.

The Hammer 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Alien Head Area
This route is on the right side of a large boulder directly east and up the hill out of Rattlesnake Canyon. It faces south, so from the parking lot, a climber could be seen in profile on this climb. It is just right of an unknown climb (or project?) which has 3 bolts on an overhanging face. This climb is also on the boulder above the face climb Starrbonne (5.8)...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Alien Head Area, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Alien Head Area, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Rattlesnake Canyon Loop Road from the Alien Head A...
Rattlesnake Canyon Loop Road from the Alien Head A...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lots of knobs. Photo by Blitzo.
Lots of knobs. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: There are lots of red barrel cacti in the area. Ph...
There are lots of red barrel cacti in the area. Ph...
Rock Climbing Photo: Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.

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