Mike's Books

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 34.01489°N / 116.16321°W
Additional Information Route Type: Technical Rock Climb
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Difficulty: 5.7
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This route is on the southeast side of Intersection Rock. Either park at the lot next to the rock, or walk over from the Hidden Valley Campground. Look for an obvious dihedral which narrows into an offwidth crack (see photo below).

Route Description

This is a fun 2P route to the top of Intersection Rock. Both pitches follow obvious, wide crack systems.

P1: 5.7: Start at the base of the obvious dihedral. As with many JT climbs, getting off the ground is the hardest part. You have two options here: grovel up a narrow chute (harder than 5.7), or start way off to the left. The left start is easy, but involves and unprotectable step-across to get to the base of the dihedral. Once in the dihedral, protection is easy - use a combination of jamming and chimney moves to climb to the belay on the flat slabs above. There are rappel chains off to the right which can be used as a belay anchor.

P2: 5.7: Head left from the belay up another offwidth crack system. Again, chimney moves are useful to make it up this section. Pull up over a small ledge, and follow the crack up to the summit. Again, there is a bolted rappel station which can be used to belay.

Descent - two single-rope rappels bring you back down to the base of the climb.

Essential Gear

Standard rock rack. Larger cams very useful for the offwidth sections of both pitches.

Miscellaneous Info

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