Joshua Tree National Park Climber's Log

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plume - Jan 3, 2006 5:53 pm

Route Climbed: various Date Climbed: various  Sucess!

Sort of like walking slackjawed into a big book store and knowing there isn't enough time to read all these damn fine books. Life is way too short while being bigger than one lifetime. That seems to be the conundrum when a good day is had at Joshua Tree.


Smith93 - Jan 2, 2006 4:42 am

Route Climbed: Stayed at Indian Cove Date Climbed: April 2-4, 2005  Sucess!

Top-roped several routes around the area. It was an awesome trip and I learned alot. Can't wait to go back this April!


Rileywyna - Dec 19, 2005 11:17 am

Route Climbed: 130 total Date Climbed: 1997 to present  Sucess!

Spent at least 2 months of my life in J-tree. Best day's are to many to mention. But the day I on-sighted Hobbit's Roof and 6 or 7 other classics stands out.

Also spending time with my sister, my main climbing partner Thomas and the day we met my next climbing partner Schaffer. Also climbing some cool routes with my friend Laura.


stolenj - Dec 6, 2005 2:22 pm

Route Climbed: 5.9 + the Grotto, 5.9 Echo Valley Date Climbed: December 2004  Sucess!

Spent nearly two weeks in J-Tree, was with a group of climbers who were more experienced and so I learned a lot about trad-climbing, anchor building and other climbing techniques. Did bouldering, sport and trad climbing. Got crowded as colleges let out and the park filled with climbers. Grotto was one of the more adventurous trips away from popular climbs around camp. First time to J-Tree, beautiful rock, limitless climbs, perfect weather.


MichaelJ - Nov 6, 2005 7:14 pm

Route Climbed: As many as I could Date Climbed: Late October 2005  Sucess!

My third trip to the Tree (in the year I've been climbing) and each one gets better. Climbed as a team of three with Damien and Kristina. As D said, I was spoiled with two belay bitches and never had to coil a single rope! Touch and Go (5.9 or so) was the highlight but all the climbing was great--except for Dogleg (5.8 my ass), which I didn't enjoy but D. aced.


rocketsredglare - Oct 26, 2005 8:27 pm

Route Climbed: Too many Date Climbed: All the time  Sucess!

How can you even be on this site and call yourself a climber without being to the Mecca that is JT. Sail Away is THE best route in the park!

R Pollard

R Pollard - Jul 10, 2005 4:44 pm

Route Climbed: Indian Cove Date Climbed: April 1, 2005

My boys and I spent two days at Indian Cove. One day of them scrambling all over the rocks at our campsite, then a day hike the next day up Rattlesnake Canyon. The weather was perfect, with water in the creek and perfect temperatures. Spring is the time for Indian Cove, be back next year for sure


ksolem - Jun 16, 2005 1:53 pm

Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: 1981 - As long as I last...  Sucess!

Finally got to Josh in 1981 after arriving from NYC. At first it didn't seem right as I was used to climbing on "cliffs." My 1st route here was Lazy Daze, and that began the love affair. Some favorites over the years: Middle Age Crazy, Split Personality, Rubicon, Black President. Some FA's: Hang 'Em High, Siezure, Dyno Soar... (I think Shortimer and I got the second ascent on Games Without Frontiers.)


gordonye - May 9, 2005 2:17 pm

Route Climbed: several Date Climbed: May 5-7, 2005  Sucess!

My first time rock climbing in Joshua Tree, with Dirk (Diggler), Lara, Vasilis, and Eszter. Followed and TR'ed several routes on Hidden Valley, Echo Cove, and Quail Springs area. Touch & Go (5.9) was the most memorable - thrilling climb and fun descent. The weather was very windy for the first 2 days but improved on the 3rd day. Gorgeous desert landscape with wide open views and beautiful wild flowers.


atthecrux - Apr 18, 2005 5:45 am

Route Climbed: The eye, Wilson regular route, The swift, Sticher quits, double dip, leeping leana, jumping jesophat...... Date Climbed: 3-5/7-2005  Sucess!

Finally got some dry weather this winter. The best trip I've had to the monument in a while. We climbed 15 new routes in 2.5 days. Man I love this place! Glad I only live 2 hours away**

**driving 97mph* blaring TOOL

*only 97 cause there's a speed governer


jtschanz - Mar 14, 2005 3:05 pm

Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: March 11-13, 2005  Sucess!

Great weekend of climbing with Liam, Kevin, and Steve.

Hidden Valley CG: Toe Jam (5.7), Double Cross (5.7+), Buissonier (5.7), The Bong (5.4)

Real Hidden Valley: The Face of Tammy Faye (5.8), Count on your Fingers (5.9), No Calculators Allowed (5.10a, TR), Jumping Jehosephat (5.7), Leaping Leana (5.6, TR)

Intersection Rock: Mike's Books (2P 5.6), Overhang Bypass (2P 5.7)

Lost Horse: White Lightning (5.7), Dappled Mare - awesome 4P 5.8!!!

Headstone Rock: Cryptic (5.8) - great finish to the weekend.


ExploreABitMore - Mar 4, 2005 10:19 pm

Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: 02/04/03  Sucess!

Fun place to rock climb. I also climbed an unnamed ( I think ) peak out of Indian Cove campground. It's apparently the largest peak in the Indian Cove area and some class 3 routes can be found on both sides. Fun little day hike.


mt_daydream - Jan 22, 2005 8:23 am

Route Climbed: Several in Hidden Valley and Lost Horse areas Date Climbed: Nov 21-26, 2004  Sucess!

Great place for cracks! Got my first two trad leads (5.7s). Had four solid days of climbing. First day was wet with snowmelt! It warmed up quite a bit by the end of the t'giving week, but we still managed to melt snow for water in the campground!!


AaronRockClimber - Jan 18, 2005 9:48 pm

Route Climbed: Lots Date Climbed: Jan 05  Sucess!

Sweet climbing for sure. The weather wasn't as great as I was hoping but it was ok. Climbed Double Cross, Toe Jam, Double Dip, Stitcher Quits, Loose Lady, Hobbit Roof, and many others. I hope to get back maybe during the fall.


GlennG - Jan 17, 2005 6:57 pm

Route Climbed: All over the park Date Climbed: 6 times between 1997 and Present  Sucess!

Most recent trip was MLK weekend 2005. Took a dayhike with climbing gear up Rattlesnake Canyon. After about 1.5 miles we cut across to our camp in Indian cove, a beautiful and very challenging day of scrambling and cross country route finding.


orandall - Dec 8, 2004 12:06 pm

Route Climbed: 5.9 crack Moosedog Tower - lots of indian cove stuff Date Climbed: Nov 2003  Sucess!

big fan of the rock here - pretty much the place to be in late november


elementalphotos - Nov 17, 2004 9:20 am

Route Climbed: Headstone Rock (SW Corner, South Face Center, Cryptic) Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2004  Sucess!

Awesome exposure, sweet climbing.


Rob - Jul 14, 2004 9:43 pm

JT  Sucess!



MelbaToast - Jul 7, 2004 1:40 am

Route Climbed: Being There, Toe Jam, others Date Climbed: November 2003  Sucess!

This was my first trip to Josh and it was tons of fun. Went with a bunch of really good climbers and was amazed that there were easy things for me to do that were fun for them, too.

Dave K - Apr 14, 2004 12:33 am

Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: Halloween and Thanksgiving, 2003  Sucess!

Climbed with fellow SPers over two holidays! Lots of fun and interesting areas to climb and explore.

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