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Grotto Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Randy on Dec 14, 2004
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This small formation lies adjacent to the eastern end of the large parking area for the Ryan Mountain Trail. It is located near the eastern entrance of the parking area and adjacent to Park Boulevard.

A few routes have been done on the western and southern aspects of this formation. The rock quality varies considerably, but is overall a bit loose/grainy. The best route on the rock is Wait Until Dark, 10b.

Getting There 

Take Park Boulevard east past Hall of Horrors/Saddle Rocks, until a large parking area will be seen on your right (south). This is the parking area for the Ryan Mountain Trailhead. Grotto Rock will be found near the eastern end of the parking area.

Climbing Season

For the Sheep Pass Area area.

Weather station 10.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Wait Until Dark climbs the steep patina plates on ...

Wait Until Dark 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Grotto Rock
This face climb lies on the left margin of the west face of Grotto Rock. Climb face and a large loose flake to the first bolt. Above, a single hard move on solid patina leads to easier climbing on buckets past 2 more bolts to the top. A 2 bolt anchor is located about 6 feet back from the edge.Despite the intial loose holds, it is worth doing. Descend by downclimbing the center of the upper east face to a ledge; then head right (south) and down a corner/flare to the right end of the we...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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