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Jerry's Quarry Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Steve Juhasz on Mar 15, 2003
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Unique route here, a must visit. Excellent photo opportunities from all the jumbled boulders around the base of Equinox (5.12c). Best time to visit is afternoons (west face gets sun) in the winter. It can be windy here, but it's nice and quiet otherwise.

Getting There 

Geology tour route south for about 3.7 miles to pullout #5 (on west side of road). The rock formation you see directly to the west about 3/4 of a mile ahead is Jerry's Quarry. Walk to this formation, crossing one obvious wash and walk around the north side of the rocks. Once you reach the formation's west side, the highest boulder facing west is split by a stunning finger crack. This is Equinox (5.12c). Head straight towards it over the jumbled boulders. There is an excellent belay area at the base of the route.

Climbing Season

For the Geology Tour Road area.

Weather station 12.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Jerry's Quarry

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jerry's Quarry:
Elephant Walk   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Equinox   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Equinox 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Jerry's Quarry
The line of the route is not hard to spot. It is a unique crack up the vertical west face of the giant boulder which forms the summit of Jerry's Quarry. The start of the crack is thin fingers, and is is covered partially by a huge "ear-like" flake. Mantle onto this, and continue up the thin crack with increasing difficulty. The crux comes at about 25 feet when the footholds vanish and the face overhangs a degree or two past vertical. After this, some nice finger locks replace the desperate finge...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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