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Alien Head Area  


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Elevation: 3,100'
Location: 34.08779, -116.13661 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 12, 2010
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Description 

This portion of the hillside has about a dozen routes or more ranging from to 5.8 to 5.12 with the climbing on the usual knobby cracks and faces. Rock quality varies from horrible to excellent with the darker rock, as always, being the best.

Getting There 

Park in the large lot for Rattlesnake Canyon and hike east, crossing a wash, and hike up the steep and somewhat loose hillside (watch out for ballbearings underfoot) to the obvious formations near the top of the hill. The approach takes 20-30 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Alien Head Area:
Holly Hipkiss   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Angel's Desire   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Chick Magnet   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Neenee   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Alien Head   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Alien Head Area
Lynne Leichtfuss on Starrbonne.

Starrbonne 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Alien Head Area
This route faces the Rattlesnake Parking lot and is high on the hill to the east. It is on a steep slab below another formation with a crack in it. The route Starrbonne follows a faint dike or weakness, going slightly up and to the right. When you get to the top, there are anchors on a wall behind the formation for this climb. Maybe 4 bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rattlesnake Canyon Loop Road from the Alien Head A...
Rattlesnake Canyon Loop Road from the Alien Head A...
Lots of knobs. Photo by Blitzo.
Lots of knobs. Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Alien Head Area. Photo by Blitzo.
There are lots of red barrel cacti in the area. Ph...
There are lots of red barrel cacti in the area. Ph...
Alien Head Area, Joshua Tree NP
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