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Outhouse Rock - East Face Rock Climbing 

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This tall, semi-hidden face sits just outside the perimeter of the campground proper which makes it easily accessible and also gives it a surprsingly secluded feel.

Of the half-dozen or so routes here most are cracks with the odd face route thrown in. Ratings range from 5.6 to 5.11c, although the majority are 5.10a and under; Straight Flush (5.8) and Strawberry Jam (5.9) are two of the best here.

Descent from the formation is made from a bolted anchor (70' rap) atop the Northwest Chimney (5.4 R) route which is found on the west face of the formation.

Getting There 

Walk to the northern apex of the front campground loop (passing the route Hands Off) and then cut east along the south side of Outhouse Rock through a rocky "notch" which has some remnants of old fencing visible. Make a left (heading north) and you're there. It's about a 5-10 minute walk from the bulletin board in Hidden Valley CG.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Outhouse Rock - East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Outhouse Rock - East Face:
Strawberry Jam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The East face of Outhouse Rock showing The Loo San...

The Loo Sanction (aka Mt. Witness) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Outhouse Rock - East Face
This is really not such a bad route if it weren't for the first 20 feet. The start is difficult, grainy and wide with little enjoyment to be had. After leading up to the first bolt I pulled the rope through the pro so that my partner could climb up the left side of the pedestal which was much better. Anyhow, the bolted section is amazing! You'll need to move left and nearly campus up liebacked edges and dynos!! Very cool! The finishing roof underclings are good as well with adequte pro and be su...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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