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Campfire Crag - North Face

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Campfire Crag - North Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,200'
Location: 34.09567, -116.15851 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 19, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Campfire Crag-North Face. Photo by Blitzo.


This is the steeper and more impressive side of Campfire Crag with darker (i.e. better) rock than the south side, but it still has some pretty bad routes on it too - so be warned. Easily reached by a short hike around the east end of the formation, this is the place to go when it's a bit warmer, as it is shady most of the day.

Recommended routes here include the lower portion of Campfire Girl (5.8+), Bonfire (5.11b), Presupposition (5.11d R), Datura (5.12a/b R) and Inferno (5.12c).

Getting There 

Make a right (if driving into Indian Cove) at the intersection just past Pixie Rock and park in any of several spots near the south face of the formation. A 2-3 minute hike around the right side of the south face reaches the north face.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Campfire Crag - North Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Campfire Crag - North Face:
Campfire Girl   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bonfire   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Presupposition   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Featured Route For Campfire Crag - North Face
Rock Climbing Photo: "Bonfire". Photo by Blitzo.

Bonfire 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Campfire Crag - North Face
Campfire Crag, although massive and of a good height, tends to have very few high quality routes, as most involve scraping up some grainy nondescript fissure or face climbing on rock akin to baked oatmeal; the exception is the north side of the rock - where the better rock is found.This climb starts off a ledge some 40' up and is usually approached via another climb - Klingon Pizza (5.6), which can be third classed easily as the crux is down low. From the ledge step onto a...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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