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The Volcano

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Krakatoa T 
Rapture of the Steep S 
Shalinqua T 
Vesuvius T 

The Volcano Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 33.9464, -116.0753 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Salamanizer suchoski, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 6, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: Photo/topo for The Volcano, Joshua Tree NP

Description 

This large formation lies atop the east end of the rubble pile that contains Volcano Boulder and is located more or less directly behind and uphill from it. Three routes are found on the prominent south face, Vesuvius (5.7), Shalinqua (5.10d) and Rapture of the Steep (5.12b), with another, Krakatoa (5.9), on the shady north side.

Getting There 

Drive south on the Geology Tour Road for about 4.5 miles and park along the side of the road. Hike east along the south side of the obvious rubble pile, passing the landmark Volcano Boulder and then boulder hop up to the base of the formation - the approach takes about 15-20 minutes from the car if you hit it right.


Climbing Season



Weather station 13.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: The north side of The Volcano, Joshua Tree NP
The north side of The Volcano, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: The south face of The Volcano, Joshua Tree NP
The south face of The Volcano, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: The Volcano and the Volcano Boulder, Joshua Tree N...
The Volcano and the Volcano Boulder, Joshua Tree N...

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