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Mounds Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
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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(5.8).

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.2 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Mounds

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'   
Deep Throat   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Behind the Green Door   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: A Beautiful line without a crowd

Eff Eight 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Mounds
This route, while in the Mounds, is actually located on a separate formation slightly to the north of the main rock. A single left leaning crack splits a rounded west-facing rock.The bottom section goes easily with a nice juggy crack to pull up on. The top flares out and becomes difficult to protect, going from loose to cupped hand jams. The route is very short, fairly technical and moderately fun, not a good 5.8 intro climb however.Almost a highball boulder problem, but the crux is definitel...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Deep Throat Formation on the left and The Porno Bl...
Deep Throat Formation on the left and The Porno Bl...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mounds. Photo by Blitzo.
Mounds. Photo by Blitzo.

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