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Lizard's Hangout

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Alligator Lizard T 
Chicken Lizard T 
Goeb's Goes Gecko T,TR 
Left Lizard Crack T 
Lizard Breath Arden (aka Lizard Robbins) T 
Lizard In Bondage (aka False Cilley Toprope) T 
Lizard Skin (aka Blue Belly) T 
Lizard Taylor T 
Off to See the Lizard (aka Komodo Dragon) T 
Poodle Lizard T 
Progressive Lizard T 
Right Lizard Crack T 

Lizard's Hangout Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.03026, -116.18244 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Steve Powell on Apr 4, 2003
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This rock is non-descript, and is unappealing from the road. walk around to the opposite(southwest) side, and you will find several short, but fun looking routes. the routes range from 5.4 to 5.11c. you can park right in front of the rock.

Routes listed from left to right -

Into You Like a Train (5.11c TR)
Off to See the Lizard (aka Komodo Dragon) (5.5 R)
Lizard Taylor (5.5 R)
Lizard Breath Arden (aka Lizard Robbins) (5.5)
Chicken Lizard (5.10b)
Progressive Lizard (5.9)
Lizard In Bondage (aka False Cilley Toprope) (5.11a)
Left Lizard Crack (5.10c)
Right Lizard Crack (5.9)
Lizard Skin (aka Blue Belly) (5.9)
Alligator Lizard (5.10a)
Poodle Lizard (5.7)

Getting There 

this rock is the formation just northwest of Roadside Rocks, and north east of Mel's Diner.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: "Alligator Lizard". Photo by Blitzo.

Alligator Lizard 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Lizard's Hangout
This is the second route from the right end of the crag. It's a very short, steep face route....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lizard's Hangout-West Face. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Lizard's Hangout-West Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on Lizard's Hangout. Photo by Blitzo.
Climbers on Lizard's Hangout. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers at Lizard's Hangout
Climbers at Lizard's Hangout

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jan 12, 2004
This 16M rock is a reasonable winter day hangout, having a climb or two in the sun at almost any given time of day. The stone here is mostly good and the S/SW face holds a majority of the routes. Some of the routes are jamcracks, others are thin edging or steep jugs. The ratings (mostly easy) the accessibility (easy to TR) and relative closeness to the road (3 min walk) combined with the sun will assure that you will not be alone here on the weekend, however, and may find yourself waiting to do a few lines. As well, the routes are very close together, so one TR might cover several potential lines.

To descend, scramble off South and slightly East to reach the base (3rd class). Take trad gear and a few runners. No bolts here.

Directions: Park at the roadside parking nearby the Roadside Rock, along Quail Springs Road (the main road through the park. This is just Northwest of the Lost Horse turnoff. Hike in on a reasonably obvious trail to the NE Face and go around the rock to start identifying with your Topo or descriptions.
By Adam Stackhouse
May 24, 2007
Two seconds from the road
By M. Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 4, 2009
While there are no "stand out" routes at Lizard's Hangout, it is nonetheless a nice cold day destination. Easy to tick all 11 routes in a few hours. Sun exposure all day.
By Kyle Wills
From: Chicago, IL
May 14, 2011
Trashcan Rock v2, with less people and more face climbing. Great way to wrap up any day with some easy solo climbing ( for those of us who dont free solo anything even remotely hard)

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