The Courtyard Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Courtyard photo/topo, The Cemetery
This area in the Cemetery gets morning shade and hosts a number of climbs in the range of 50-60 feet long.
This area is in the cemetery at Horseman's Center; the main approach is the same as for the cemetery. The courtyard lies halfway between the Black Tower and the Brown Corridor.
The approach to The Courtyard follows the same trail as the approach to the Brown Corridor - as you approach the black tower area, stay on the trail to the right side (East side) of the black tower area. As you follow this trail around the perimeter of the black tower area, you will pass by the pillar of despair and the pillar of hope (these will be on your left). The trail scrambles over several boulders as you head North. You will reach a gap to your left in the rock formations that will allow you to scramble into The Courtyard area. A picture of the gap is included in this post.
Climbing Season For the The Cemetery area.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Courtyard
Pulp Friction 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: High Desert
: ... : The Courtyard
Despite the catchy name there's no friction moves to be had on this climb which is instead all about thin edges. Start up out of a pit on easy plates to gain the first bolt below a prominent bush and then diagonal your way up and left across the dark face to anchors. The crux is a thin section getting to the 5th bolt but the finishing moves can be tough if pumped and the holds not chalked....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: This is a picture of the gap to the courtyard area...