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Half Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 28, 2006


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BETA PHOTO: Half Rock (South Face), Joshua Tree NP

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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.

Getting There 

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rangers in Space (5.11a), Joshua Tree NP

Rangers in Space 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Half Rock
Begin on the left side of the west face and climb somewhat loose flakes and lumpy face past two hangerless bolts to a large, left-facing flake below the third bolt. Work your way past this (5.10), via some funky moves, clip the fourth bolt and then make the thin, balancy and somewhat improbable crux moves up and right to the end of the hard climbing. Easier moves lead past a final bolt to the top.Great moves and position on this one, unfortunately the rock quality isn't the best and the climb is...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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