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Cunning Rock, Southeast Face

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Cunning Rock, Southeast Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Aug 19, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Cunning Rock. Photo by Blitzo.


Cunning Rock is a long formation, north of the road, between Jumbo Rocks Campground and Live Oak Picnic area. The Southeast Face gets morning sun, and is therefore a good choice on a cold day. As with most other formations in the Jumbo Rocks area, the rock is quite coarse (even by Joshua Tree standards). This formation is called “False Moosedog Tower” in the 1992 Vogel guide.

Getting There 

You can easily walk to the rock from the road.

Climbing Season

For the Jumbo Rock Area area.

Weather station 9.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cunning Rock, Southeast Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cunning Rock, Southeast Face:
Pull   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Great lead with just the right amount of "her...

Pull 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cunning Rock, Southeast Fac...
Pull up on less than stellar rock while using careful feet placement to reach the first bolt. Surf the dike up past two more bolts until you have to pull a strenuous move to reach the corner. Holds between bolts one and four are fantastic, while the last portion of the climb is a little gritty but very easy climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The sign at parking. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: The sign at parking. Photo by Blitzo.
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