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Joshua Tree National Park is mostly considered a trad climbing area but there is a significant amount of sport routes and boulders as well. The highly adhesive granite is full of cracks and other features and is often of excellent quality, sometimes a bit brittle. Be prepared to bring some gear even for some of the sport routes. Some of the trad routes are mixed (have individual bolts) or have bolted anchors, make sure to check before you climb.
(additional info rock type Quartz Mononite: https://www.thecrag.com/climbing/test-area/area/1278538767)
Joshua Tree National park is about 220km (140 miles) from Los Angeles. Highway 10 and route 62 bring you to the park entrance, from there it is a short drive to most climbing areas.
You can either camp on one of the many campsites of the park or stay at a motel in 29 Palms, Joshua Tree or Yucca Valley.
Be aware that you are climbing and staying in a National Park. Certain rules apply for climbers regarding climbing and camping, please make sure to get the latest rules once you enter the park.
Did you know that you can create an account to record, track and share your climbing ascents? Thousands of climbers are already doing this.
|5.6||★★★ SW Corner|
|5.7 X||★★★ Double Cross|
|5.8||★★★ Sail Away|
|5.9||★★★ Touch and Go|
|5.10a||★★★ I Can't Believe It's A Girdle|
|5.10b||★★★ Illusion Dweller|
|5.10c||★★★ O'Kelley's Crack|
|5.10d||★★★ Black Jack|
|5.11a||★★★ Such a Savage|
|5.11b||★★★ Silent But Deadly|
|V5||★★★ Big Bob's Big Wedge|
|B2||★★★ Chili Sauce|
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