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Jumbo Rock Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,400'
Location: 33.992, -116.0682 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 12, 2002
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Description 

The Jumbo Rocks Area encompasses not only the climbs in the campground proper, but those across the road from the campground, including Conan's Corridor as well as Zebra Cliffs which are a little ways southeast of the Jumbo Rocks CG.

The rock in the area is notoriously rough, even by Joshua Tree standards, but thankfully exceptions exist in certain areas - notably the aforementioned Conan's Corridor and Zebra Cliffs.

Gem (5.8), Colorado Crack (5.9), Nuke the Whales (5.9), Around The World (5.10b), Such A Line (5.10d) and Boulderado (aka California Face) (5.10d) are all of interest if in the area.

Getting There 

Jumbo Rock Campground is along the Sheep Pass Road when driving from the main part of the park (HVCG) to 29 Palms. A prominent sign marks the campground entrance which is about 4.5 miles from Sheep Pass Group Campground.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.8 miles from here

134 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',49],['1 Star',60],['Bomb',4]
['<=5.6',15],['5.7',9],['5.8',23],['5.9',20],['5.10',59],['5.11',6],['5.12',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Jumbo Rock Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jumbo Rock Area:
Chernobyl Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Nuclear Reactor Rock
Gem   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Conan's Corridor
We''ll Get Them Little Pricks (AKA Cunning Linquist)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Nuclear Reactor Rock
Colorado Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Conan's Corridor
Nuke the Whales   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Nuclear Reactor Rock
Spiderman   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Conan's Corridor
Around The World   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Zebra Cliffs : Zebra Cliffs East Face
Boulder Dice   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Conan's Corridor
The Doublemint Twins (aka Proper B.T.)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Dr. Haney's Tool Shed Area
Cut Thin To Win   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 50'   Zebra Cliffs : Zebra Cliffs East Face
Pull   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Cunning Rock, Southeast Fac...
Such A Line   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Zebra Cliffs : Zebra Cliffs East Face
Boulderado (aka California Face)   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Conan's Corridor
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Featured Route For Jumbo Rock Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff "The Dude" Crow rolls a strike on C...

Colorado Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Conan's Corridor
Colorado Crack is THE climb to do in the greater Jumbo Rocks area.This 100' crack lies in the middle of the Corridor Face just right of Spiderman and is right-angling at the bottom, then vertical to the top. Face climb past large huecos to the right-angling hand crack. Continue up a vertical finger crack with nice face holds on exquisite rock.Anchor: natural gear.To descend, scramble off to the north (climber's right). This involves a move or two of downclimbing or...take DE's advi...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Jumbo Rock Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: In the Jumbo Rocks Campground. 3-7-10
In the Jumbo Rocks Campground. 3-7-10
Rock Climbing Photo: Back loop overview picture
BETA PHOTO: Back loop overview picture
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset at Jumbo Rocks
Sunset at Jumbo Rocks
Rock Climbing Photo: Peace sign in the Jumbo Rock area
Peace sign in the Jumbo Rock area
Rock Climbing Photo: Jumbo Rocks
Jumbo Rocks
Rock Climbing Photo: In the Jumbo Rocks Campground. 3-7-10
In the Jumbo Rocks Campground. 3-7-10
Rock Climbing Photo: Cliff Detail at Jumbo Rocks. Photo by Blitzo.
Cliff Detail at Jumbo Rocks. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking back towards Jumbo Rocks, via Pathetic Dom...
Looking back towards Jumbo Rocks, via Pathetic Dom...
Rock Climbing Photo: Retirement Rock
BETA PHOTO: Retirement Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Retirement Rock and Teepee Rocks
Retirement Rock and Teepee Rocks
Rock Climbing Photo: Jumbo Rocks Campground/Conan's Corridor
BETA PHOTO: Jumbo Rocks Campground/Conan's Corridor
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset over Jumbo Rocks campground
Sunset over Jumbo Rocks campground
Rock Climbing Photo: Jumbo Rock CG, Joshua Tree NP
Jumbo Rock CG, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Jumbo Rocks Campgrounds
Jumbo Rocks Campgrounds
Rock Climbing Photo: Jumbo Rock Area, Joshua Tree NP
Jumbo Rock Area, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Attention Campers!
BETA PHOTO: Attention Campers!

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