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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.
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Catch A Falling Star 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 70' Cap Rock : Cap Rock - Southeast Face
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Visual Nightmare 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cap Rock - South Face
Located on the south face of Cap Rock, almost directly above the parking lot, this route follows the prominent left crack to the face above. A moderate thin crack at the start leads onto the upper face where two bolts protect somewhat delicate smears to the summit. Gear belay and walk off, or rap from the anchor atop Slim Pickings (65'). Fun climbing, easy access and a warm location make this a good choice on thiose cooler days....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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