Rattlesnake Canyon Rock Climbing
Reflection-Rattlesnake Canyon. Photo by Blitzo.
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.
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Rattlesnake Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rattlesnake Canyon:
Featured Route For Rattlesnake Canyon
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