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Short Story Crag Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
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Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 2, 2010


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Short Story Crag, Joshua Tree NP


This small area sits directly below Pommel and is a little bit less involved to reach although it does involve a fair bit of elevation gain. A handful of routes are found here ranging from 5.7 to 5.9+ in difficulty and while the climbing isn't particularly stellar the views are.

Getting There 

Approach as for Saddle Rocks then head right and uphill along the rocky hillside skirting the rocks on your left. A bit of easy boulder hopping leads to the base. The approach takes 20-35 minutes from the car.

Climbing Season

For the Saddle Rocks area.

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Short Story Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: High above it all on Never Shake a Baby (5.9+), Jo...

Never Shake a Baby 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Short Story Crag
An easy crack on a ramp reaches a right-slanting crack where you can set some gear to stand up and clip the first bolt. The crux comes at you right away as you make height dependent moves up and left past the bolt to a gaping flake. Higher move up on questionable flakes to a delicate arete sequence and finish with some highsteps past a black intrusion to the anchors.Great positioning but a little scrappy, although more traffic should help to clean it up....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Photo/topo for Short Story Crag, Joshua Tree NP
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Rock Climbing Photo: Slab climbing-Saddle Rocks area. Photo by Blitzo.
Slab climbing-Saddle Rocks area. Photo by Blitzo.

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