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Leisure World Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,200'
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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 12, 2010
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Description 

With one of the easier approaches in the area and a good selection of moderates this is a good area to check out the knobby goodness of the hillside. Routes here range from 5.6 to 5.10a in difficulty and are mostly bolt protected.

Getting There 

Located on the left side of the hillside and approached from a different parking area than all of the other routes in the area.

Drive 0.6 miles from the Short Wall and park in a sandy turnout on the left side of the road; take care not to block the gated road which leads to an old quarry. The parking area is also 0.4 miles from the Rattlesnake Canyon parking area.

Hike east, crossing a wash and then head up the somewhat steep and loose hillside (watch out for ball bearings underfoot) to the formations. The approach takes 10-20 minutes or so.

Climbing Season

For the Rattlesnake Canyon area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 Leisure World

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Leisure World:
Tammy Pentacost   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Stadium
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The Arena 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Stadium
The middle route on the west face of The Stadium. Clip a bolt from standing on a boulder. Move right then up to a bolt. Careful with the 2nd clip. Climb up past 3 more bolts to a bolted anchor with rings on a ledge system near the top of the west face of The Stadium....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Leisure World, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Leisure World in late afternoon light. Photo by Bl...
Leisure World in late afternoon light. Photo by Bl...
Rock Climbing Photo: Leisure World, Joshua Tree NP
Leisure World, Joshua Tree NP

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By Blitzo
Aug 22, 2010
I've done about four routes in this area and though the rock is somewhat unique to Joshua Tree, I wasn't overly impressed.
It's worth a visit though and the approach isn't bad. Watch out for ticks!

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