Mounds with Big Hunk in the distance, Joshua Tree ...
This is a small formation to the east of echo rock, next to the west face of Little Hunk. Most routes climb the upper rock section split by an obvious wide crack which is Deep Throat
(5.9). To the north sits a smaller formation with a short crack on the west face, which is Eff Eight
Park in between Echo Cove and Barker Dam and head north around Little Rock Candy Mountain. Head towards the formation with a splitter crack and hole (Deep Throat
). Scramble up right to the base of most of the routes.
Weather station 9.2 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Mounds
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mounds:
Eff Eight 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Mounds
Caligula 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Mounds
Steep friction and thoughtful balance moves along a rounded arete are the nature of this route, with the crux coming somewhat between the two bolts. Well-protected and featuring a bolted anchor (unless it has been chopped), this could certainly be considered a sport climb. The fun movement, good positioning above the desert floor and distinct lack of crowds (they'll be over at Echo Rock) make this a short but fun diversion. One star out of five. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Deep Throat Formation on the left and The Porno Bl...