On the far right (south) end of the Cowboy Crags is Conrad Rock. It features a few routes but the reason most people come here is for the excellent and aptly named splitter Heart of Darkness (5.10d), contained in a very narrow (4-6 feet wide) very cool and shaded corridor.
Same initial approach as for the Oyster Bar - park in the lot just past Ryan Campground on your right and follow the trail to the base of Target Rock. Make a right and follow the trail south to the next formation, which is Conrad Rock (identified by a visible crack on the west face). Continue up through boulders to access a slab which leads into the southern entrance of the corridor. The southern approach (towards Ryan CG) is much easier than coming in from the north.
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Heart of Darkness 5.10d CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Conrad Rock - Heart of Dark...
A striking splitter on perfect, varnished rock that runs from fingers through small hands (this route favors those with smaller hands). The unique location and high quality rock make this a three (out of five) star route; were it longer this would garner more stars. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA