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Courthouse Formation Rock Climbing 

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This large boulder has a couple of fine sport routes; In Contempt and Unforgiven. It gets a lot of sun and can be quite warm, in contrast to it's neighbor, the White Cliffs.

Getting There 

Park at Trashcan Rock and approach as for The White Cliffs of Dover. Continue past where you'd start the uphill approach for about 150 yards until the hillside hooks to the right. The Courthouse is high on the hillside and can be recognized by the overhanging cleft corner of In Contempt. Approach via an easy scramble from the left hand side of the crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.0 miles from here

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Featured Route For Courthouse Formation

Unforgiven 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Courthouse Formation
This is the 4-bolt sport climb on the short, slightly overhanging face on the left side of the formation. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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