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Apparition Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.09225, -116.16385 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M.Morley on Oct 15, 2002


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This 80' formation is located behind family site number 101 near a concrete picnic table and has 3 routes, namely Apparition (5.10a **), Cosmosis (5.10a *), and Mosaic Wall (5.7).

Getting There 

Locate family site number 101 and look south.

Climbing Season

For the Indian Cove Campground area.

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Apparition Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Apparition Rock:
Amsterdam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Gozer the Gozerian   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Apparition   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Apparition Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Simons-Jones cranks through the crux hand cr...

Cosmosis 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Apparition Rock
Begin to the right of Apparition. Climb up 50' of discontinuous cracks with some loose rock to a sloping ledge. Continue up another 10', then traverse up and left along crux hand crack (.75 cam helpful) to join last 5' of Apparition. Belay from slung block. Descent: scramble to climber's left down gully. In my opinion, the last 30' of the route warrants a 2- star rating, but the lower section is not too memorable, so overall a one star route, especially when compared to Apparition....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Brian Reynolds
Feb 11, 2003
There's an easier descent than the one shown in the picture. As you head to the climber's left, keep going past the gully marked in the picture (which I really didn't like the look of), all the way to the south end of the formation. A low angle slab will lead you down to the side of the formation, and a quick boulder hop will get you back to the base. More roundabout, but also much more secure.

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