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
Sidewinder 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Sidewinder Rock - West Face
Begin in the center of the formation at a left-facing flake and climb up this to a bolt. Thin face past the bolt (crux) leads into a left-arching crack system and then a vertical crack which ends at the obvious dike. Mantle up, clip a bolt and then make a long, thought-provoking traverse up and left until able to reach the top. To descend downclimb/leap across a gap to reach a pinnacle with rap anchors located to the climber's left. This is another semi-classic route to do and one that won't soo...[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.
By Joel Ryan
From: New York, New York
Mar 19, 2017
The following formations are closed for falcon nesting until June 15, 2017.
Wall of Biblical Fallacies
Please respect the closure and give the falcons their much needed space.
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 29, 2017
One of the parent birds currently nesting on the Patagonia Pile. Please give them the space they need to raise their young.
Thank you very much, JTNP