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Cap Rock - North Face

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Cap Rock - North Face Rock Climbing 

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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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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

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cap Rock - North Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cap Rock - North Face:
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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Rock Climbing Photo: "Circus, Circus". Photo by Blitzo.

Circus, Circus 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cap Rock - North Face
This climbs the left-leaning corner/crack on the far right side of the North Face....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cap Rock-from the Northeast. Photo by Blitzo.
Cap Rock-from the Northeast. Photo by Blitzo.

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