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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, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Salamanizer suchoski, 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!

Getting There 


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:
The Great Unknown   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   The Super Dome
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: Randy Leavitt on the FA of Hydra (5.13c), Joshua T...

Hydra 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Super Block
This excellent steep sport route is located to the right of Sideburn. Make a series of steep technical face moves (12c) to a large jug where you can get a rest. Above, power out the overhanging "wave-like" wall/roof (crux)....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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

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