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Cap Rock - North Face

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Cap Rock - North Face  


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Location: 33.98991, -116.16346 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 Jan 26, 2009
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Description 

This is the often shady portion of Cap Rock that is visible from the road as you approach it from the north (Hidden Valley Campground) or the east from the vicinity of Ryan Campground.

A good choice on warm days due to it's orientation this wall is home to a number of easier cracks as well as some spicy face routes in the 5.10-5.11 range. Note that this face is quite popular with guide services for it's easy crack systems and often tied up with a multitude of ropes - fortunately it's easy to spot this from the paved road.

Getting There 

Walk around Cap Rock heading right for the North and Northeast faces or alternately head left to reach the North face more directly.

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.6 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['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 Cap Rock - North Face:
Circus   5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
False Lieback   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Event Horizon   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Ayatollah   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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"Event Horizon". Photo by Blitzo.

Event Horizon 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cap Rock - North Face
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Cap Rock-from the Northeast. Photo by Blitzo.
Cap Rock-from the Northeast. Photo by Blitzo.

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