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Hitman Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.0201, -116.16754 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Joe Brophy on Feb 20, 2004
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Hitman Rock (West Face), Joshua Tree NP

Description 

This formation is home to a number of fun but not Classic routes! Brusier being the most climbed on the formation. Climbs are about 50' tall so a 50m rope will be just fine.

Walk off is on the right side of the formation. Due to increasing rains a bolted route sprouted up to the left of Biscuit Eater. No FA info available on this route though!

Getting There 

This formation is 150 yards of the last routes in the Steve canyon area. Can park off the main road and walkaround to the formation. A little boulder hopping will get you to the routes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Past the tricky part. Photo by JK

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Rock Climbing Photo: Hit Man Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Hit Man Rock. Photo by Blitzo.

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By C Miller
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From: CA
Feb 20, 2004
The bolted route between Biscuit Eater and The Enforcer is called Sniper (5.11a).
By Gunkswest
Jan 9, 2017
Sometime in late December 2016 or early January 2017, there was significant rockfall at Hitman Rock just to the right of Acuity.
Rock Climbing Photo: The gap where some of the blocks fell from. Note t...
The gap where some of the blocks fell from. Note the horizontal scrape across the wall at the height of the ceiling, where the blocks slid out.


Rock Climbing Photo: Compare the center right portion of the picture (t...
Compare the center right portion of the picture (to the right of Acuity) with the Hitman Rock and Acuity photos already posted on Mt Project!


Rock Climbing Photo: The new rubble below the cliff. The van-sized bloc...
The new rubble below the cliff. The van-sized block from the upper portion of the cliff is the furthest one down-slope with the white end.


Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the new rubble below Acuity.
Another view of the new rubble below Acuity.

Rock Climbing Photo: Rock fall with arrows and things...
Rock fall with arrows and things...

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