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Willow Hole Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0691, -116.15406 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on May 12, 2015
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The Willow Hole Area is one of the more remote climbing spots in all of Joshua Tree and as such it is very likely to see many climbers due to the lengthy approach and rough terrain. Those who visit will experience a collection of superb routes in a wilderness setting. Keep in mind that this is a day-use only area to protect the wildlife that frequent the area, especially around the Willow Hole proper, so hike faster and bring a headlamp!

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Climbing Season

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Willow Hole Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Willow Hole Area:
Bighorn Dihedral   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Suicide Horn Rock
The Dunce Cap   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Dunce Cap
The Last Unicorn   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 230'   The Super Dome
Spirited Away   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 220'   The Dunce Cap
Hydra   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Super Block
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Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Murphy edging his way to the crux on the initi...

Spirited Away 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Dunce Cap
This route stands among the best in the entire Park. Bold, but adequately protected, the signature second pitch offers continuous climbing in a stellar position.Begin near the center of the North Face (right of center in Beta Photo), at the foot of the base of the rock, on the left side of a large rectangular block (in sunlight in Beta Photo). Pitch 1: Up cracks on the left side of the block to a very large flat ledge (5.8). Pitch 2: Move up and left to a discontinuous seam/crack which is follow...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Super Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Super Dome. Photo by Blitzo.

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