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Hodgepodge Rock - West Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bakersfield Bomb T 
Bittersweet T 
Briar Rabbit T 
Hedgehog T 
Hogback T 
Lockn00b Monster TR 
Semisweet T 
Short Crack T 
Sweeny T 
Tumbleweed T 

Hodgepodge Rock - West Face Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 26, 2009
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This portion of Hodgepodge Rock is quite popular due to it's almost roadside location and short moderate routes that see a fair bit of sun. None of the routes here are especially memorable but they do provide a bit of vertical relief when it's too cold in the rest of the Park.

Routes from left to right:

Lockn00b Monster (5.7)
Hedgehog (5.4)
Hogback (5.8)
Tumbleweed (5.6)
Bakersfield Bomb (5.8)
Briar Rabbit (5.7)
Short Crack (5.4)
Bittersweet (5.9+)
Semisweet (5.9 R)

And up and right a bit is

Sweeny (5.7)

Getting There 

See the Hodgepodge Rock page for detailed approach information.

Climbing Season

For the Group Campsite 8 area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: "Bakersfield Bomb". Photo by Blitzo.

Bakersfield Bomb 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hodgepodge Rock - West Face
this is a face route that is OK and as with the others on this formation not that spectacular. But worthwhile if in the area or just wanting to do a shorter face route for some reason. There are a few easy to moderates on this rock and one can bang them off in a heartbeat if "ticking" off routes...I would not go out of my way however.......[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Hodgepodge Rock - West Face, Joshua Tree NP
Hodgepodge Rock - West Face, Joshua Tree NP
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Rock Climbing Photo: Hodgepodge Rock-West Face.  Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Hodgepodge Rock-West Face. Photo by Blitzo.

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