Regular hiking, cross-country walking, and bouldering. I despair at the recent crowds that have turned it into Disneyland.
Backpacked the CRHT from Upper Covington Flats to Twin Tanks, with a detour to Hall of Horrors. Some nice off-trail camps to be found and warm enough to skip the tent. Plenty of coyotes around to keep things amusing.
Lots of climbing throughout the years, but NOT my favorite place, too crowded and noisy.
Here in the off-season, I guess; there were few people around climbers or otherwise. Scrambled and friction climbed up several nice rocks. The texture is really amazing, one can make it up pretty amazing formations. Also a nice quiet place to camp, at least in October.
August 2005 was my first trip. Moved to SoCal in 2010 and make several trips a year. I'm a big fan of remote climbs off the beaten path. Who needs an audience?
A few hours August 1994. Spent 6 days December 2015 doing long hikes each day.
Climbed here for a couple days.
This was my 2nd visit to j-tree, first time when my son was 2 was just a quick visit and a few short hikes. 2nd time (18 years later) spent 5 days climbing different routes, more remote routes, lots of 5.9s and 5.10s - Dow would not let me be a slacker :). Took 970 photos on this trip!!! and did a few hikes as well.
Just a quick road trip though the area to see what the park is like. Rock climbing is not really an interest of mine, so I doubt we will be back often, though it is certainly a very interesting area ecologically. It's always surreal to see snow and Joshua Trees together.
Attended a four day climb-fest with Sierra Mountaineering Club. Members from both NorCal and SoCal met here and we had a great time camping and climbing.
Great time again
A wonderful place to climb and hike.
We will be back here many times, February climb was awesome
Took a bit to get used to the rough nature of the rock. But is one of my favorite climbing areas in CA.
My kids don't know it yet but they are going to spend a lot of time here.
with the wifey
Spent a few days here in transit. Beautiful place.
Spent about a week hiking and climbing, (eight of the 5ers - Eagle, Ryan, Queen, Quail, Lost Horse Mine, Keys, Eureka and Warren), as well as some rock climbing and scrambling near Ryan Campground. Great time!
Ten days of perfect weather.
About time to head back down that way, super cool times and lots of fun climbing. First time climbing there was Mar. 72 looking forward to making it 40 years worth of climbing this season