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Indian Head Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 13, 2007
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Following pitch 1, the bolt ladder. Late 80's post...


Indian Head is the large formation at the top of the approach gully.
It is the home of Joshua Tree's best aid climb.
There are also a couple free routes.
It's a bit of a hike, up 1,000 ft., but well worth it.

Getting There 

Walk up the obvious gully below the formation.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Goof Proof Roof - topo  Shows bolt / head ladder a...

Goof Proof Roof 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2+  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Indian Head
C2F 5.8 as of 02/16/2009Approach: 1-2 hoursDescent: 1-2 hoursSouth facing, so lots of sunGoof Proof Roof is THE classic roof aid climb in Joshua Tree. It's got everything from bolts, to heads, to thin nailing, to scary free climbing. Definately a must do for the aspiring aid climber. P1: Head, bolt, 7 heads, bolt, 4 more heads, anchor! The bolts are new fat bolts. The heads were all in good shape as of 2009_02_16. The heads are placed in drilled 1/4" or 3/8" holes. The hanging belay has lots ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Indian Head from the southeast. Photo by Blitzo.
Indian Head from the southeast. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading pitch 2 circa late 80's. Nailing practice ...
Leading pitch 2 circa late 80's. Nailing practice ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Indian Head. Photo by Blitzo.
Indian Head. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Jordan Ramey
From: Calgary, Alberta
Feb 18, 2009
Indian Head is very apparent from the road and just head off towards it and follow the left side of the gully. There is a trail in spots marked with cairns that makes the approach MUCH better. When in doubt, stay left and out of the gully bottom except for one section on a plateau once India Head is again visible.
By Mary Moser
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Feb 15, 2012
Does anyone have any information about the bolted route to the left of Goof Proof Roof? The bolts look pretty new.

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