(LIST OF CLIMBS + 2 "TRIP REPORTS")
Category: California
Elev: ~3,000 ft
Rock Type: Granite
 
2016, 2017
  


JOSHUA TREE Climbing


Located in sunny southern California, Joshua Tree National Park is a popular winter climbing destination. Large granite features pepper the surreal landscape, offering thousands of routes up their grippy granite faces. 


The first time I climbed at Joshua Tree was during a Thanksgiving trip with the Stanford Alpine Club in 2004. I cannot remember what we climbed, but I do remember having fun and enjoying some long cold nights huddled around the campfire. Twelve years later, during Winter Break of December 2016, inspired by the idea of finding some sun and doing some climbing, my friend and I drove all the way down to Joshua Tree and climbed for a week. The next year—Winter Break 2017—my family flew down to Joshua Tree and my sister and I climbed together while my parents enjoyed hiking around exploring. I imagine I will be back again and again over the years. 

After the two Winter Break trips, I stopped making trip reports for Joshua Tree, but just just keep a list of the climbs I've done there (on this page). Below the list, I've also included my original trip reports from my December 2016 and 2017 trips to the area.



ON THIS PAGE:

LINK
List of climbs I've done in Joshua Tree
Dec 2016 trip report (Winter Break Roadtrip: 5.5 days and 40+ climbs)
DEC
14-22
2016

TR #: 240
Dec 2017 trip report (Christmas with the family: 5 days and 30+ climbs)
DEC
25-31
2017

TR #: 277


List of Climbs I've done in Joshua Tree

(Alphabetical order)
CLIMB DIFFICULTY

(everything is 1 pitch unless noted otherwise)
AREA

Color-coded:
   =Cap Rock
   =Echo Tee
   =Hall of Horrors
   =Hidden Valley CG
   =Indian Cove
   =Jumbo Rocks
   =Lost Horse
   
=Lost Horse Road
   =The Oyster Bar
   =Quail Springs
   =Real Hidden Valley
   =Ryan Campground
   =Sheep Pass
   =Wonderland North
   =Wonderland of Rocks
WALL
DATE CLIMBED

Color-coded: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
  
Ace of Spades 5.9, trad Quail Springs White Cliffs of Dover Dec 2016
Ain't Nothing but a J-Tree Thing 5.6, trad Real Hidden Valley The Thin Wall Dec 2017
  
Bird on a Wire 5.10a, 3p, trad Lost Horse Road Lost Horse Wall Dec 2017
Boulderado 5.10d, sport Jumbo Rocks Conan's Corridor Dec 2016
Breakfast of Champions 5.9, 2p, trad Wonderland of Rocks South Astrodome Dec 2017
  
Card Chimney 5.5, trad Quail Springs White Cliffs of Dover Dec 2016
Castrum, The 5.10a, trad Indian Cove Feudal Wall Dec 2016
Chief, The 5.5, trad Wonderland North Reggie Dome Dec 2016
Chocolate is Better Than Sex 5.9, trad Real Hidden Valley The Thin Wall Dec 2017
Circus 5.2, trad Cap Rock Cap Rock Dec 2017
Colorado Crack 5.9, trad Jumbo Rocks Conan's Corridor Dec 2016
Congratulations 5.10d, toprope Real Hidden Valley The Thin Wall Dec 2017
Count of Your Fingers 5.9, trad Real Hidden Valley The Thin Wall Dec 2017
Coyote in the Bush 5.10a, sport Indian Cove Feudal Wall Dec 2016
Creeping Jew V0+, boulder prob Real Hidden Valley The Pope's Hat Dec 2017
Cryptic 5.8, sport Ryan Campground Headstone Rock Dec 2017
Cyclops Rock descent route 3rd Hidden Valley CG Cyclops Rock Dec 2017
  
Dazed and Confused Pitch 1 5.9, sport Wonderland of Rocks Lenticular Dome Dec 2017
Dog Day Afternoon 5.10b, sport Hall of Horrors Horror Rock Dec 2017
Double Cross 5.7, trad Hidden Valley CG The Old Woman Dec 2016
Duchess 5.6, trad Indian Cove Feudal Wall Dec 2016
Duchess Right 5.7, trad Indian Cove Feudal Wall Dec 2016
  
E.B.G.B.'s 510d, sport Echo Tee E.B.G.B.'s Block, Echo Rock Dec 2017
Effigy Too 5.10a, trad Echo Tee Effigy Wall Dec 2017
Exorcist 5.10a, trad Hall of Horrors East Formation Dec 2017
Eye, The 5.3, trad Hidden Valley CG Cyclops Rock Dec 2016
  
Falcon & The Snowman, The 5.10b, sport Echo Tee Echo Rock Dec 2017
Fender Bender 5.8, trad/sport Wonderland North Reggie Dome Dec 2016
Flake, The 5.8, 2p, trad Hidden Valley CG Intersection Rock Dec 2016
Fool's Gold 5.8, trad Jumbo Rocks Conan's Corridor Dec 2016
Frosty Cone 5.7, trad Lost Horse Dairy Queen Wall Dec 2016
  
Gem 5.8, trad Jumbo Rocks Conan's Corridor Dec 2016
Gold Hunk, The 5.11a, trad Echo Tee Echo Cove Back Side Dec 2017
Great Chasm (aka Chasm of Doom), The 3rd Real Hidden Valley Gateway Rock Dec 2017
  
Hands Off 5.8, trad Hidden Valley CG The Wall Dec 2016
Hatfields and McCoys 5.10c, sport/trad Echo Tee Effigy Wall Dec 2017
Heart and Sole 5.10a, sport/trad Echo Tee Echo Rock Dec 2017
Heart of Darkness 5.11a, trad The Oyster Bar Heart of Darkness Corridor Dec 2017
Hernie Hernie Hernie 5.8, trad Lost Horse Hemmingway Main Wall Dec 2016
  
Jack of Hearts 5.9, trad Quail Springs White Cliffs of Dover Dec 2016
  
Lazy Day 5.7, trad Hall of Horrors Horror Rock Dec 2017
Love Shack 5.8, trad Wonderland North B52 Rock Dec 2016
  
Maiden Voyage 5.10a, trad/sport Sheep Pass Wailing Sax Wall Dec 2016
Marchesa 5.2, trad Indian Cove Feudal Wall Dec 2016
Mental Physics Pitch 1 5.7, trad Wonderland of Rocks Lenticular Dome Dec 2017
Mikado, The 5.6, trad Indian Cove Feudal Wall Dec 2016
Mike's Books 5.6, 2p, trad Hidden Valley CG Intersection Rock Dec 2016
Morning After, The 5.8, trad Sheep Pass Wailing Sax Wall Dec 2016
  
No Calculators Allowed 5.10a, trad Real Hidden Valley The Thin Wall Dec 2017
Nurn's Romp 5.8, trad Hall of Horrors East Formation Dec 2017
  
O'Kelley's Crack 5.10c, trad Echo Tee Rusty Wall Dec 2017
Overseer 5.9, trad Lost Horse Hemmingway Main Wall Dec 2016
Overseer Direct 5.10a, trad Lost Horse Hemmingway Main Wall Dec 2016
  
Poodles are People Too 5.10b, trad Lost Horse Hemmingway Main Wall Dec 2016
Pops Goes Hawaiian 5.7, trad Wonderland North Reggie Dome Dec 2016
Popular Mechanics 5.9, trad Quail Springs White Cliffs of Dover Dec 2016
  
Quick Draw McGraw 5.10a, sport Echo Tee Echo Rock Dec 2017
  
Sail Away 5.8, trad Real Hidden Valley Hidden Tower Dec 2017
Scrumdillyishus 5.7, trad Lost Horse Dairy Queen Wall Dec 2016
Solid Gold Pitch 1 5.10a, sport Wonderland of Rocks South Astrodome Dec 2017
Southwest Corner 5.6, sport Ryan Campground Headstone Rock Dec 2017
"Space Station 27" exposed 4th / low 5th Hidden Valley CG Chimney Rock Dec 2017
Spiderman 5.10a, trad Jumbo Rocks Conan's Corridor Dec 2016
Swishbah 5.7, trad Indian Cove Feudal Wall Dec 2016
  
Take Five 5.8, trad Sheep Pass Wailing Sax Wall Dec 2016
Toe Jam 5.7, trad Hidden Valley CG The Old Woman Dec 2016
Touch and Go 5.9, trad Echo Tee Echo Cove Back Side Dec 2017
Tranquility 5.6, 2p, trad Indian Cove Moosedog Tower Dec 2016
  
Unconscious Obscenity 5.8+, sport Wonderland of Rocks Lenticular Dome Dec 2017
Underpass (/w Overhang Bypass finish) 5.6, trad Hidden Valley CG Intersection Rock Dec 2016
Unnamed (crack branching left off Ace of Spades) 5.9ish, trad Quail Springs White Cliffs of Dover Dec 2016
  
Wangerbanger 5.11c, trad Echo Tee Rusty Wall Dec 2017
Waterchute, The 5.10b, trad Hidden Valley CG Intersection Rock Dec 2016
White Lightning 5.7, trad Lost Horse Hemmingway Main Wall Dec 2016
Wild Wind 5.9, trad Real Hidden Valley Hidden Tower Dec 2017