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Rattlesnake Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,400'
Location: 34.0835, -116.1406 View Map  Incorrect?
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Reflection-Rattlesnake Canyon. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

Covers the large canyon at the southeast corner of Indian Cove as well as the hillside above the picnic area. Approaches range from minutes to well over an hour depending upon the crag.

Getting There 

From the vicinity of the Short Wall drive east and then south to a large parking area at the end of the road. A well-worn trail heads east (towards the hillside) through some rocks to gain a wash which is followed south with some occasional boulder hopping. When an open area is reached you can make a right to the Corral Wall or continue straight ahead (south) to reach the start of Rattlesnake Canyon. Pass the waterfall on the right, continue on (passing the Mini-Mall) and the wash will start to head west as you enter Rattlesnake Canyon proper.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.9 miles from here

207 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',69],['1 Star',92],['Bomb',5]
['<=5.6',9],['5.7',15],['5.8',33],['5.9',29],['5.10',76],['5.11',32],['5.12',10],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rattlesnake Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rattlesnake Canyon:
Taken for Granite   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Rattlesnake Buttress
200 Motels   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Rattlesnake Buttress
Hop Sing   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Ponderosa Wall / Black Towe...
Pretty Woman   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Iceberg Boulder
Exfoliation Confrontation   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Corral Wall : Corral Wall - Right Side
Bort   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Somewhere n00b
Six-Gun by My Side   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Corral Wall : Corral Wall - Left Side
Alien Head   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Rattlesnake Wash Hillside : Alien Head Area
Firewater Chimney   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Valley of Kings : The Arrowhead
Party till Ya' Puke   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Corral Wall : Corral Wall - Left Side
Party in the Desert   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Corral Wall : Corral Wall - Left Side
Witch Hunt   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Valley of Kings : Slatanic Area
Boortemus   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Iceberg Boulder
Virginia City   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Ponderosa Wall / Black Towe...
Todd Gordon Memorial Chossy Pile of Radness (aka The Big Todd)   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Somewhere n00b
Frontier Justice   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Lower Dodge City
Powered by Old English   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   The Valley of Kings : The Lynch Crag
The Last Stand   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Valley of Kings : The Arrowhead
Eureka!   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Rattlesnake Buttress
South of Heaven   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Valley of Kings : Slatanic Area
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Featured Route For Rattlesnake Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Bobby P. on Eureka.

Eureka! 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Rattlesnake Buttress
This takes the smooth face a ways left of 200 Motels/Taken For Granite that passes over a small roof/overlap midway up. Sustained climbing with a distinct crux is played out on high-quality stone far better than the usual Indian Cove oatmeal. Not too far from the car, but far enough away to get a feel for the wildness that Rattlesnake Canyon has to offer. Well worth a visit for this or one of the other fun routes on Rattlesnake Buttress....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Making the crux transition from the seam to the ve...
Making the crux transition from the seam to the ve...
Rock Climbing Photo: A lone bighorn near Rattlesnake Canyon. Photo by B...
A lone bighorn near Rattlesnake Canyon. Photo by B...
Rock Climbing Photo: A nice photo opportunity while looking for a route...
A nice photo opportunity while looking for a route...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian Weiss, of Sacramento, thanks the heavens tha...
Brian Weiss, of Sacramento, thanks the heavens tha...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stone and Sand-Indian Cove. Photo by Blitzo.
Stone and Sand-Indian Cove. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tucker Tech on the first red point of "Bort&q...
Tucker Tech on the first red point of "Bort&q...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful water polished feldspar phenocrysts.
Beautiful water polished feldspar phenocrysts.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rattlesnake Canyon from the Tuolumne Boulder, Josh...
Rattlesnake Canyon from the Tuolumne Boulder, Josh...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rattlesnake Buttress and Dune. Photo by Blitzo.
Rattlesnake Buttress and Dune. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: California Fuchsia and Stealth Pillar above. Photo...
California Fuchsia and Stealth Pillar above. Photo...
Rock Climbing Photo: An oak gaul. Dodge City Canyon. Photo by Blitzo.
An oak gaul. Dodge City Canyon. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Plates near Ponderosa Wall. Photo by Blitzo,
Plates near Ponderosa Wall. Photo by Blitzo,
Rock Climbing Photo: A friendly Tarantula. Photo by Blitzo.
A friendly Tarantula. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Why it's called Rattlesnake Canyon? Photo by Blitz...
Why it's called Rattlesnake Canyon? Photo by Blitz...
Rock Climbing Photo: Desperately searching for a positive hold as Mike ...
Desperately searching for a positive hold as Mike ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cool Formations. Photo by Blitzo.
Cool Formations. Photo by Blitzo.

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