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Fraggle Rock

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Cosmic Trigger S 
I Have The Touch S 
Jolly Roger  S 
Petrodynamics (aka Gigantor) T 
Poppin' and Breakin' S 
Prozac Crack T 
Scattered Remains T 
Sensory Deprivation S 
Stairway to Kevin T 
Still, The T 
Tiers for Fears T 
Wuthering Heights T 
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Fraggle Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,400'
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Apr 14, 2003
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Description 

Superb sport and trad climbs are found on this formation that sits high on a ridge on the eastern edge of the Desert Queen Mine area. Most of the climbs are west or north facing and remain shaded during the morning / early afternoon. Many (but not all) of the ratings for the routes in Randy's guide seemed soft for J-Tree but the star designations are reasonable. Excellent sport climbs include I Have The Touch (5.12b) and Sensory Deprivation (5.12b). Petrodynamics (5.10d) and Tiers For Fears (5.10d R) are among the best trad climbs.


Getting There 

One approach to this area that doesn't involve driving on dirt roads is to park at the Split Rocks area and take the developed trail that goes to the Morongo Man Cliffs. The trail continues to the top of the ridge and then continues north. You will pass old mining tunnels and tailings before reaching a miner's cabin at the base of Fraggle Rock.


Climbing Season



Weather station 7.8 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',0],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Fraggle Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fraggle Rock:
Tiers for Fears   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Petrodynamics (aka Gigantor)   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Sensory Deprivation (5.12a), Joshua Tree  Photo by...

Sensory Deprivation 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Fraggle Rock
This aptly named well protected and powerful sport climb is on an overhanging north face about 100' southeast of Fraggle Rock. The face is sculpted with large and deep huecos. A powerful gaston is necessary between the first and second bolt. The difficulty eases somewhat until the rock between the last bolt to the anchor is encountered; it is very difficult to put the rope through the carabiner on the middle link without grabbing the chain anchor. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Fraggle Rock from the west, Joshua Tree NP
Fraggle Rock from the west, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Fraggle Rock (SW Face), Joshua Tree NP
Fraggle Rock (SW Face), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Fraggle Rock, Joshua Tree NP
Fraggle Rock, Joshua Tree NP

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