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Bear Island north face featuring the crack [[10587...


This rock lies about 150 yards northwest of the Wonderland trail, just before it joins the larger trail running north-south.
The routes are on decent rock and easily top roped.

Getting There 

Park at Wonderland parking. Head up the Wonderland trail.
For more complete information get "Rock Climbing Joshua Tree West" by Randy Vogel.

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bear Island:
Shardik   5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
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"Ursa Minor". <br />Photo by Blitzo.

Ursa Minor 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Bear Island
This is on the southwest face and climbs a obvious right leaning crack and face above a roof on brown rock. There is a boulder below the roof. Climb the left side of this boulder or chimney behind it. From above the roof there are a few ways to go. I follow the right leaning crack, some face moves then the upper right-leaning crack to the top. You can also go straight up....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Bear Island-Northwest Face. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Bear Island-Northwest Face.
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Bear Island-Southwest Face. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Bear Island-Southwest Face.
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Climbers atop Bear Island at sunset on a February evening.
Climbers atop Bear Island at sunset on a February ...
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By Isaac T.
From: Rockville, MD
Dec 8, 2007

The guide book states that this is a practically worthless rock, I disagree. It is a good spot to take beginners, good TR anchors at the top, solid rock (except maybe How Loose is your Goose) not to high, and fairly secluded. Once you are done here you can climb @ Mustang Wall or vice versa. Also Bear Island tends to be in the sun while Mustang wall is in the shade. Lots of cool bouldering around the area as well.

By Mary Moser
Mar 6, 2011

I agree that Bear Island is a nice place to go if you are looking to avoid the crowds and enjoy a lot of moderates. As mentioned, it's in the sun most of the day.