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Touch and Go Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,246'
Location: 34.02559, -116.1574 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M. Morley on Jun 24, 2002


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Touch and Go (5.9) is the 3-star classic must-do. However, direct morning sunlight can cause this 5.9 to feel a full grade harder. Vogel lists 6 other routes on the Touch And Go face, ranging from 5.9 to 5.12b/c, none of which see 1/1000 of the traffic of the main attraction.

Getting There 

From the "Echo Tee" (where the road branches off to Barker Dam or Hidden Valley Campground), hike north (10 min?) along the wash between Echo Rock (Stichter Quits, Double Dip) and Echo Cove. Touch And Go Face will be on your left (west). Scramble up boulders to get to the base of the routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.4 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Touch and Go Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Touch and Go Face:
Touch and Go   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Gold Hunk   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Morley starts up the twin cracks of Touch And...

Touch and Go 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Touch and Go Face
One of the best 5.9 cracks in Joshua Tree. Start out in sustained double finger cracks until the right crack peters out. Continue up left crack as it turns to perfect hands and finishes with a small juggy roof.Belay from a large boulder (gear required) atop the formation.* To descend: scramble west through a notch, downclimb into a rock gully and then scramble down the gully (heading east towards Echo Rock) until it opens up and you can make a left back towards your pack....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Touch And Go Face area. Photo by Blitzo.

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