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Vector Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.0219, -116.05343 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Mar 31, 2003
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This northeast facing rock on a hillside above the Desert Queen Wash is easily identified by the near vertical gully that splits the main formation in half. Currently, All Loin (5.10c - 1 star) and Vector (5.11c - classic) are the only established routes and ascend cracks.

Getting There 

One approach to Vector Rock is to hike north from the Split Rock parking area towards the Desert Queen Wash. Once the Bond Boulders have been reached it is best to remain above the wash that drains into the Desert Queen Wash and veer northwest over undulating terrain. Vector Rock is easily seen from this point but not easily accessed because of the large boulders and vegetation encountered along the way. The distance from the Bond Boulders to Vector Rock is approx. 1/2 mile.

Climbing Season

For the Joshua Tree National Park area.

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Vector Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Vector Rock:
The Vicar   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Vector   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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The Vicar 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Vector Rock
Close bolting protects hard moves off the starting boulder, exiting the flake crack above, some may complain about the tight bolting, the first ascenders added a bolt here after a 20ft fall and near miss onto the ledge. Continuous but easier climbing to the top,still no give away until you clip the rap anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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