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Happy Hour Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 33.9568, -116.0225 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Justin Slagle on Feb 13, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: 1 - Tall Boy (5.10a) 2 - One more round (5.7) 3 - ...


This area is a little 10-15 minute stroll away from the parking lot and has some good climbs. The area is in the sun the entire day (with the exception of the route Tall Boy, morning shade) and has a nice staging area to drop off your stuff and enjoy a day in the sun. The area is about as quiet as it gets and if you saw another group, it would be a surprise.

Getting There 

Start by going west (away from the 'stirrup') from the parking lot of stirrup tank toward Bronto Rock and veer southwest (left). This should take you to Hai Karate rock. Its easiest to stay in the flat rather than getting close to the formation. About 5 minutes south of Hai Karate rock you should see off to the left a 80 foot left leaning block. This is the first climb in the Happy Hour Area, Tall Boy 5.10a. Around the corner (left) is a cul-de-sac of climbs, enjoy.

Climbing Season

For the Stirrup Tank area.

Weather station 12.3 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pabst Smear

Pabst Smear 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Happy Hour Area
Pabst Smear is at the end of the cul-de-sac of the Happy Hour Area. It's a 4th class scramble up to the climb, but not bad. When you get there, there's a nice staging area enough for a group, leave the heavy stuff below, just bring the quickdraws and the beverages. The climb itself is the epitome of joshua tree slab climbing. First bolt is about 12' up and the other two bolts are close enough to be safe. With rap rings on top, top rope is an easy set-up....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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