Covers the large mass of Cap Rock as well as smaller satellite crags which lie off the nature trail. Lots of quality crack and face routes from 5.2 to 5.13 all with an easy approach from the car.
Take the road that leads to Key's View and park in the large lot below the south face of Cap Rock. Check the individual crags for more detailed approach information. Plan on 1-10 minutes for the approach depending upon the area.
Weather station 11.6 miles from here
47 Total Routes
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Slim Pickings Indirect 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Cap Rock - South Face
Slabs on the South side of Cap Rock, behind the second picnic table. The thin face between two cracks (Visual Nightmare and Slim Pickings).Thin edging leads to the first bolt and relief. More edging to the next bolt proves to be the crux. Traverse right (cam on extended sling) along the horizontal crack. The face above has sightly better holds than below, although interest is maintained to the anchor.Rappel off the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Cap Rock - late afternoon. Photo by Blitzo.
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Cap Rock and the Beaver Boulder
By Adam Stackhouse
Apr 6, 2010
Chris Linder actually having to work on a Josh toughy, The Dunce Cap, 5.13
No preplaced draws in this video!
By Seth Murphy
Apr 7, 2010
Looks so good. If Linder is struggling that much, it must be hard. Thanks for forwarding the vid along Adam.
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 7, 2010
Great video -- thanks for sharing it, Adam.