BETA PHOTO: Half Rock (South Face), Joshua Tree NP
This is the large free-standing pillar 100 yards west of the Short Cake Rocks with climbs on three of it's four sides. Rock quality varies from good to so-so with the best climbs being Vanishing Desert
(5.8) and Rangers In Space
(5.11b). Descent is down the south face via chain anchors.
Walk 200 yards south from Belle Campground or 100 west from the Short Cake Rocks.
Climbing Season For the Belle Campground area.
Weather station 9.2 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Half Rock
Big Sandy Bound (aka The Wetlands President) 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Half Rock
Make some easy moves onto the rock, mantle a large grey intrusion and clip the first of two bolts. Moving past the first bolt is the crux and involves getting up to and reaching another intrusion near the second bolt. Clip the bolt (a spinner) and then work your way up into ledgefall range as you make the gritty exit moves. The hard moves on this are well protected but a fall from near the top could be disastrous. Should you fall the bolt might hold, but even if it does you'll probably hit the i...[more] Browse More Classics in California
BETA PHOTO: Half Rock, Joshua Tree NP