House of the Setting Sun (aka The Ammo Dump) Rock Climbing
View of the main area from up on the hillside.
I'm hesitant to post this area, as I have enjoyed countless days of quality bouldering in peace and solitude. However, I no longer live in the area and don't want it to disappear once more into the tattered pages of bouldering history.
I'm not sure what was a FA and what was not, therefor all route descriptions are named by me with the exception of what info I could find. In my defense, I have bouldered here for years and have never encountered another soul. Please drive slowly when passing houses! Respect the area and pack out any trash you bring...
Its already dumpy enough.
I will continue updating throughout the holidays. Contact me for a proper tour.
"Travel south from New Jack on 247 until you can see the south side of the ridge. Follow good dirt roads to the obvious bulldozed gash in the middle of the ridge. At the base of this gash is a group of large steep boulders with excellent features and flat landings. About 40 problems total. When New Jack is cold the weather here is warm and sunny in the afternoon. The farthest boulder to the left has a juggy yet pumpy 100+ foot traverse around it. The Hanger 18 crew added the hardest problems to the area back in the day."
-from sierraclimber1 on rockclimbing.com
From Barstow at the intersection of Barstow Rd. and Rimrock drive south on the 247 for 21.6 miles. Right turn at Lucerne Valley Cutoff. Stay on this road for 1.2 miles and take a right on Nearbank Road. Veer left at 0.8 miles, left again at 2.2 miles, left again at 3.0 miles, and right at the fork at 3.6 miles. Park on the right at a pullout at 3.9 miles by the rock with graffiti on it (cock Rock aka porno pinnacle).
Climbing Season For the High Desert area.
Weather station 16.2 miles from here
28 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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|Comments on House of the Setting Sun (aka The Ammo Dump)
By moe beta
Apr 12, 2017
Took a trip out here this past weekend before going out to NJC and besides all the trash, bullet shells and glass the area was pretty cool. Standard high desert vibe, isolated and eerie location, with pretty good rock for the most part with only a pockets of choss here and there. Warm-up boulder is very nice and the Temple is quite good. Highball potential for sure. Cool hidden corridor as well. Just wish it wasn't so trashed. Definitely good climbing here with some more potential in the vicinity (all along the base of the ridgeline). Drove out west to check out the New Bob City zone and there's definitely more boulders at the base however this road appears to be on private property; not really sure whats goimg on but it looks abandoned and I highly doubt anyone is going to go out there to enforce but you never know. Try it at your own risk.
By Crimp Nasty
From: Chosstown, USA
Apr 19, 2017
^Glad somebody finally checked this place out! Probably 100 or so problems in the general area... The listed problems are most definitely not all inclusive. Hopefully you had a fun day exploring !