A straight forward chimney to the very top of the formation. The purest chimney crack on the formation. Left middle, south face. Rap the north side, single 70m just gets you to the ground. Dow
By far the most interesting 5.6 on the formation. At the left side of the south wall is a crack/chimney system that obviously buries itself into a massive flake above. Chimney (slight squeeze) through the flake (dark and fun) and out the left side to a short finger crack horizontal out left. Traverse left and then up to the same gear belay for the popular Overpass and Overhang and finish one of those to the top. There is not a fixed rap below the summit on this upper west end (2018). Secure solo to below where the other two routes are, but they are both exposed solos in comparison and no rap below the summit. Dow
Follow a left weighted closed dihedral up the right ski track. The first several meters are the crux on polished granite with pockets for protection. The key piece is an equivalent C4#.75 narrow head cam in a pocket above the lone bolt before making a pumpy mantel and stem up to the hand crack corner above. Climb this left facing corner to the roof pull. Place a small piece in the horizontal out right before committing to a physical traverse out of the roof via your right foot. Makes sense to continue to the top in one pitch via Upper Ski Track. A true 70m rope just gets you down to the ground from the summit fixed rap on this side of the formation. Standard Rack. Dow
More interesting than Upper Right Ski Track. A pure hands crack on the southwest end of the formation. It just takes you up to the 3rd class approach to the routes on the west end. Secure solo. Dow
This pitch offers up a solid crux at the grade. Stem up the right facing corner next to the chimney/off-width that is Drawstring. The pro is in pockets and then lay back right with insecure hands to get your left foot up to a feature. The rest of the route is 5th class to the shared lower rap on this wall. Small gear.
Climb a left angling scoop with gear. Up some huge jugs to the right of upper Bat Crack. Then traverse the easy slab right through the shared route bolt on the middle of the upper slab. Make to single rope raps. Standard single rack.
Fun route albeit short. Make a small dyno to a hand jam with feet edging out right. Then keep moving aggressively through fingers and small hands. On the lighter side of 5.10b at Jtree. Standard single rack. Join Bat Crack and rap off of the lower rap out right.
So many great climbs on one pile. This rock was my classroom, it has taught me a lot. The Flake is my favorite and Overhang Bypass is not too shabby of a climb. The upper right ski track and Beginners 3 makes for a fun solo. Mikes Books is a fun one to take less experienced friends up.
Richard and I enjoyed a morning climbing here.
My first climb in Joshua Tree.
With Sabine A
climbed here with mark in late 2010
Intersection Rock is awesome, get it on a cold day and avoid the lines! Embrace the wyddeeeee :)
Swapped leads with Justing on a clear autumn day. Second pitch was wide fun.
Also did this one and Overhang Bypass in Nov. 2006. Did Upper Right Ski Track in Nov. 2005.
Did it in one pitch with not enough gear, but it was super fun and easy. Communication being a full pitch up with the wind, cars, and other climbers was difficult. Good day.
First place I climbed in CA!! Climbed all over J-Tree since!
Had some fun on this rock in the 80s
been up a few different routes on this rock. awesome if you can find camping right below at the grounds
Intersection Rock was the first place I climbed, and late the first place I did lead climbing.
Took my wife up the 5.3 ski track. A nice easy route with a few different rappel options off the top. Looking forward to doing the overhang bypass.