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Cyclops Rock

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Cyclops Rock 


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Description 

Sitting just east of HVCG, Cyclops Rock is primarily known for The Eye While rated 5.1 in Vogel's Climbing Guide, it is probably more like 5.4. Several bouldering problems lie in the area, including the V3 crack Pigpen


Getting There 

The flat-topped Cyclops Rock is due east of Intersection Rock and identified by the prominent "Eye".


21 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',1],['5.8',6],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['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 Cyclops Rock:
The Eye   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Circe   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Leader's Fright   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Official Route of the 1984 Olympics   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Surface Tension   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dino Damage   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Overnight Sensation   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Going big past the 3rd bolt...

Overnight Sensation 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cyclops Rock
On the Northeast Face, climb up face and cracks past the left side of a big brown scoop. At the right side of another brown scoop, a crack leans up and right. Follow this past a diagonal slash. Move right past a bolt to another right leaning crack and up....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Nearly stepped on this beautiful creature as I rappelled to the base of the Eye, Cyclops Rock.
Nearly stepped on this beautiful creature as I rap...
Cyclops Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Cyclops Rock.
Photo by Blitzo.
Cyclops. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Cyclops.
Photo by Blitzo.
Cyclops Rock, Joshua Tree National Park
Cyclops Rock, Joshua Tree National Park
Cyclops Rock from the approach trail.
BETA PHOTO: Cyclops Rock from the approach trail.
Thin Red Line, 5.12
Thin Red Line, 5.12
Michael McKay climbs the classic Eye on Cyclops Rock, Joshua Tree National Park.
Michael McKay climbs the classic Eye on Cyclops Ro...
Cyclops Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Cyclops Rock.
Photo by Blitzo.
South side of Cyclops Rock in the morning sun
South side of Cyclops Rock in the morning sun
Cyclops
Cyclops
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By Brian Reynolds
Nov 4, 2002

The top of Cyclops Rock can be reached via a roudabout walk-up from the east side. You can descend the same way or make a single rope rappel from a pair of bolts on top of Spaghetti & Chili on the SW face.

By Blitzo
Sep 15, 2006

Good thing there are lots of signs, or I wouldn't have been able to find it.

By ryan mattock
Jan 6, 2009

2 bolts replaced by (Ryan Mattock on 09-03-07) for route Named "Telegram for Mongo" 5.10c***.