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Morongo Man Cliffs Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.018, -116.0637 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Sep 10, 2006
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This formation is about half a mile north of the parking area, at the south edge of a hillside. It contains the classic route "Morongo Man." The routes get morning sun. This area is included under Split Rocks in the Vogel guide, and under Loveland in the Bartlett guide.

Getting There 

Hike north from the Split Rocks parking area.

Climbing Season

For the Split Rocks area.

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Morongo Man Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Morongo Man Cliffs:
Morongo Man   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron from NM looks up at the burly roof ahead.

Morongo Man 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Morongo Man Cliffs
This is a superb big roof crack, with wide hand jamming at the crux, a great climb. Start up a less than vertical crack and climb up to the roof. You can use the wall for a while as you climb under the roof, but then you need to cut loose and do some upside down jamming until the angle eases to vertical. It's difficult to let go and place protection on the crux, but there is nothing but air to hit if you fall. This climb gets morning sun....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lots of cactus. Photo by Blitzo.
Lots of cactus. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd Gordon doing "Crimpergirl" at Moron...
Todd Gordon doing "Crimpergirl" at Moron...
Rock Climbing Photo: Morongo Man Cliffs. Photo by Blitzo.
Morongo Man Cliffs. Photo by Blitzo.
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By BRegan
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 16, 2017
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Contact: George Land 760 367-5507

Temporary Closure of Morongo Man Cliffs
For Nesting Raptors

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Twentynine Palms, California – The park superintendent, under the authority of Title 36 C.F.R., section 1.5(a)(1), has issued a closure order to all public entry and public use activities for the area described as “Morongo Man Cliffs” (approximately 1 km NW of Split Rock parking lot). This is designated an emergency situation for the protection of natural resources.

The presence of a pair of nesting Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis), in close proximity to a number of climbing routes, (Morongo Man, Morongo Child and From the Mouths of Dogs), requires closure of the area. The closure will remain in effect until the birds have fledged and the nest has been abandoned.


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