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Arid Piles - Northeast Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 18, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Arid Piles -East Face, Joshua Tree NP


This large but seldom visited portion of the Arid Piles while impressive from afar has some of the lesser quality rock and routes in the area. Routes here range from 5.7 to 5.10d with Shooting Gallery (5.10b R) probably the best of the bunch.

Getting There 

Approach from the end of the Lost Horse Road or the parking area at Real Hidden Valley, although the latter is slightly shorter timewise. The approach takes 10-20 minutes depending upon your starting point.

Climbing Season

For the Real Hidden Valley area.

Weather station 10.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

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Night Gallery 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Arid Piles - Northeast Face
Go up and left up an easy corner, walk right across a nice ledge to a nice leftfacing layback crack. Up this to some steeper and wider ground, with a couple of tricky bits. Theres a comfortable spot to setup the belay with medium-large gear just below the summit, which you curl around into a ramp that descends to the south....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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