The Outback Rock Climbing
One of Joshua Tree's most improbable moderate rout...
Many excellent formations are to be found in this extensive area that generally has short easy approaches. Many classics are found in this area that's not far from the campground but feels like it is. Cracks, faces, mixed routes and even some sport climbs are here.
Some of the many classics here include- Super Roof
(5.9+) and Sidewinder
(5.10b), Hot Rocks
(5.11b), Grain Surgery
(5.10b), and Blood of Christ
Additionally good bouldering is scattered throughout the area as are some local curiosities like The Hobbit Hole and The Iron Door Cave.
The Outback is the large collection of formations that are found to the north of Hidden Valley Campground. They extend from near the Quail Springs Road (Steve Canyon) east towards Echo Cove (Peyote Cracks wall) and north to Dutzi Rock. Approaches vary but most are made via Hidden Valley Campground as this typically affords the shortest walk.
Weather station 9.9 miles from here
144 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',61],['1 Star',51],['Bomb',5]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Outback
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Outback:
Featured Route For The Outback
Hot Rocks 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c California
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Rock Hudson
There are two starts to the climb - 1) climb the seam directly with no protection, or 2) climb past a bolt just right of the seam. Either way thin and delicate slab moves gain a stance where you can get some gear in. From here lieback and jam up a thin crack (crux) to a horizontal, after which the crack widens and enjoyable jamming past a steep bulge leads to the top. Descend by walking down the south shoulder (climber's right). A true Josh classic with varied, interesting moves up a clean face....[more] Browse More Classics in California
This arching joshua tree used to stand near the Pe...
Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) in bloom, Joshua Tr...
Mt. Dutzi, Joshua Tree NP
Dutzi Rock, Joshua Tree NP
Cool clouds in the Outback, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Wall of Biblical Fallacies
Checker Fiddleneck (Amsinckia tessellata) in the O...
An interesting Joshua Tree hiding somewhere in the...
Climbing on Watanobe Wall
In the Outback. Photo by Blitzo.
Headed In to the Outback.