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The Negropolis

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B for Beers S S 
Dance on Fire T 
Dancing With The Scars T 
Exstrophy T 
Girls in the Mist S 
Just Smrz It T 
Love Bandit T 
Metal Highway T 
Rap Dancing T 
Slap Prancing  T 
Square Dancing TR 
Tap Dancing T 
Tunnel of Love T 

The Negropolis Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 22, 2006
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This is the name given to the collection of brown formations sitting high on the west face of a rocky hillside. The actual Negropolis formation is the pillar with the climbs Tap Dancing and Dance on Fire, but the name is loosely used for all of the rocks on the hillside. Rock quality here tends to be quite good and the expansive views from the climbs make the approach well worth undertaking.

Recommended climbs here include B for Beers (5.10a), Girls in the Mist (5.10d), Tap Dancing (5.11a R) and Dance on Fire (5.11b).

Getting There 

Located 3.4 miles from the Park entrance, 0.4 miles from the Pet Cemetery and 2.4 miles from Trashcan Rock on the east side of the road. Parking is available in a small dirt pullout on the west side of the road (right if driving into the Park) directly across from The Negropolis.

Cross the road and follow a worn trail that ends at some dark brown boulders (the Chocolate Boulders) at the base of the hillside. From here work your way up through boulders to the base of the crags. Plan on about 15-20 minutes for the approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Negropolis

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Negropolis:
B for Beers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: a. Square Dancing 5.10b * b. Slap Prancing 5.8 * c...

Dancing With The Scars 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Negropolis
Located on the left side of the Negropolis formation.Begin 30 feet left of Dance On Fire in a deep alcove/corner. Jam/chimney/stem a burly crack in a flare (5.9+/5.10a) then climb a delicate face (5.9+/10a) past two closely-spaced bolts to the top of the pillar....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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