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The Underground Chasm Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Dec 3, 2013


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The Underground Chasm is a narrow corridor that splits lower Walt's Rocks. The routes in the corridor are bolt protected, vertical to slightly overhanging, and ascend generally good, highly featured rock. The rock here has a heavy patina which makes it highly climbable, though in places that patina is exfoliating. Shade and sun varies depending on the time of year.

Getting There 

Scramble around to the left of Lower Walt's Rocks to the mouth of the Chasm. The arete of Survivor guards the entrance. It is possible to scramble up out of the back of the Chasm via a low fifth class chimney.

Climbing Season

For the Queen Mountain area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in The Underground Chasm

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Underground Chasm:
Eternal King   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   
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Featured Route For The Underground Chasm

Eternal King 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Underground Chasm
Eternal King climbs a beautiful, sustained face up and out of the Underground Chasm. Down low some suspect patina affords great positive edges and some potentially reachy moves up slightly overhanging rock. There is a good rest midway, and then it's game on again through the upper half of the route which climbs perfect rock to a easy slab finish to the anchors.Sadly this route is impinged upon by it's neighbor to the left, but it shouldn't detract too much from the excellent climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Josh Janes
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Dec 3, 2013
An interesting comment from one of the Joshua Tree climbing rangers regarding the access issues to this area:

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