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The Cuckoo's Nest

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Blast from the Past S 
Bubba-Do S 
Critic, The T 
Daredevil T 
Nickelodea (aka Burke on Auto) S 
Nurse Ratchit T 
Rancho Relaxo (aka Boys on the Hood) S 
Steamboat Willie T 

The Cuckoo's Nest Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.02644, -116.15915 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: mhagny on Oct 5, 2016


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BETA PHOTO: View looking North from the first pullout on your ...


Early morning sun, then shade all day.

Getting There 

After Echo Cove, park at the first pullout on your left. Hike North up and over the ridge (boulder hopping) taking the path of least resistance. Rap into the climbing area, or follow a 3rd class notch down into the canyon.

Climbing Season

For the Echo Rock Area area.

Weather station 9.4 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Cuckoo's Nest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cuckoo's Nest:
Rancho Relaxo (aka Boys on the Hood)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Nickelodea (aka Burke on Auto)   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Rancho Relaxo, aka Boys on the Hood

Rancho Relaxo (aka Boys on the Hood) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Cuckoo's Nest
Climbs a mini-dihedral (6") for 35+ ft, with lieback moves and friction. Tricky and insecure. Bolts are exactly where you need them, tho!...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Murf
Apr 10, 2017
This area is pretty tough to find. That being said, I can't imagine why one would "rap in". There is a trivial ramp that splits the two areas.

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