South Cave Rock Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: South Cave Rock
South Cave Rock constitutes the righthand of two large formations that make up Cave Corridor [a 30+ foot wide corridor of rock between this rock and North Cave Rock on the left]. Cave Corridor lies directly south of the large Ryan Mountain trailhead parking area. This formation is farther of the two from the parking area, about 120 yards away.
Rock tends to be a bit loose and/or grainy. While the grains are mostly small in size, they don't seem to clean up very quickly.
Hike the Ryan Mountain Trail a short distance, then head right, to the rocks or walk to the cave and around right to the corridor.
Climbing Season For the Sheep Pass Area area.
Weather station 10.1 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For South Cave Rock
Candy Grabber 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : South Cave Rock
This route is clearly visible from the road. It's on the southern end of all the Cove Corridor formations, just left of Shaggy Dog. It is 2 short pitches, and has a short approach. The first pitch is slabby and has a couple of bolts on it. The second pitch ascends a thin crack on aid. There is some fixed junk on the aid pitch, left by the first ascent party. One irritating thing about the aid pitch is this ramp that parallels the aid pitch at the start; constant reminder that you wou...[more] Browse More Classics in California
By Adam Stackhouse
Jan 31, 2010
NOTE: There will be a NE wall (in the corridor) and a NW wall, outside facing the road.