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Campfire Crag  

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Elevation: 3,200'
Location: 34.0954, -116.1586 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 Jul 8, 2002
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Climbing on Campfire Crag. Photo by Blitzo.


Campfire Crag is the massive formation to the west of Pixie Rock that despite it's size and wealth of routes has but a fraction of the traffic the Feudal Wall, Short Wall and Pixie Rock get, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Climbing is found on both the south and north faces, with the south-facing routes a good choice on cold, windy days and the northerly aspect nice on those warmer days.

Getting There 

Make a right at Billboard Buttress and take the road heading right (west) to some day use parking at the eastern end of the wall. The approach takes anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes depending upon which portion of the crag you visit.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

39 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',20],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Campfire Crag:
I Love my Marine   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Campfire Crag - South Face
Feminine Itch   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Campfire Crag - South Face
The Fetus   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Campfire Crag - South Face
Shattered   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Campfire Crag - South Face
Bonfire   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Campfire Crag - North Face
Presupposition   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Campfire Crag - North Face
Campfire Girl   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Campfire Crag - North Face
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Featured Route For Campfire Crag
"Bonfire". Photo by Blitzo.

Bonfire 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Campfire Crag - North Face
Campfire Crag, although massive and of a good height, tends to have very few high quality routes, as most involve scraping up some grainy nondescript fissure or face climbing on rock akin to baked oatmeal; the exception is the north side of the rock - where the better rock is found.This climb starts off a ledge some 40' up and is usually approached via another climb - Klingon Pizza (5.6), which can be third classed easily as the crux is down low. From the ledge step onto a...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Campfire Crag. Photo by Blitzo.
Campfire Crag. Photo by Blitzo.
Cruising the campground loop road, with Campfire C...
Cruising the campground loop road, with Campfire C...
Campfire Crag 12-18-2008. Photo by Blitzo.
Campfire Crag 12-18-2008. Photo by Blitzo.

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