Mojave Yucca and The Tusk. Photo by Blitzo.
The Tusk is a prominent 50' tower of good quality rock sitting atop a rubble pile just inside the Park entrance. Despite it's small size there are lots of routes on the formation and a good half day can be had here close to the car. Be aware that the exposed nature of the formation makes this a poor choice if windy. Despite the all-bolted nature of the climbs there are no fixed anchors. An easy downclimb off the northeast side is the descent.
Park in a large pullout with an exhibit 0.5 miles south of the Park entrance and hike 200 meters to the formation which sits atop a small rubble pile; the easiest path through the boulders at the base is by heading for the southwest corner of the formation. Allow 5 minutes for this casual approach.
Climbing Season For the OZ Area area.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Tusk
BETA PHOTO: South face of The Tusk showing (l-r) Black Rhino (...
Tusk-Spring. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: The Tusk, Joshua Tree NP