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Squirrel Rock

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Escape to Queen Mountain T 
No Nuts Needed S 
One Nut Needed T 
Searching for Nuts S 
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Squirrel Rock Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Richard Shore on Apr 4, 2012
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Description 

Squirrel Rock is a smaller 60' high formation located at the southeast toe of Upper Walts Rock on Queen Mountain. Home to a few decent bolted routes, but not really a destination crag by itself. Notable climbs here include One Nut Needed (5.10b), Searching for Nuts (5.10b), and the nearby Escape to Queen Mountain (5.10a). All routes face south/west and get plenty of sun. An easy descent is made from all routes by a shared bolted rappel anchor.

Getting There 

Follow the trail up Queen Mountain as per Upper Walt's Rock. ~2 miles plus lotsa uphill. If you are standing at the base of White Rain or Crack Queen on the right side of Upper Walt's, Squirrel Rock is basically located 20 yards behind you and slightly downhill.

Climbing Season

For the Queen Mountain area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 Squirrel Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Squirrel Rock:
Escape to Queen Mountain   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
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Featured Route For Squirrel Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Morgan Diefenbach on S.F.N.

Searching for Nuts 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Squirrel Rock
A nice face climb up steep patina plates and incut edges. I don't remember any particular crux, just seemed that every move was 5.9/10- up until the easier top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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