Dihedral Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
This rock only has a couple routes on it, but it does sport the ultra-classic Coarse And Buggy
(5.11a/b) as well as the easily TR-able face climb The Sowsuckle
(5.12a/b). The rock mainly faces east and north so it's ideal for warm weather days, though we were able to climb here on a comfy day in early January. Fun for an afternoon of climbing and it's near Hemingway Buttress and Dairy Queen Wall.
Drive about 3/4 of a mile south on Quail Springs Road from the junction with Lost Horse Ranger Station Road to a small parking area on the shoulder. The stunning dihedral of Coarse and Buggy is easily visible from the road.
Weather station 10.1 miles from here
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Coarse and Buggy 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Dihedral Rock
This route is among many people's favorite climbs at J-Tree and I would have to say that it's the coolest single pitch I've done at the Tree. Locate the stunning left-facing dihedral which faces the road...you can't miss it. A toprope can be set up top without too much trouble, which means the climb is likely to be swarmed by a TR-ing mob from time to time. The climb can either be started by climbing easily in from the boulder on the left or via a direct start (5.10). The crux (5.11-) comes ri...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: From top to bottom on a cold winter day.
The west side of Dihedral Rock, Joshua Tree NP
Dihedral Rock from the northwest. Photo by Blitzo.
Boulder in front of Coarse and Buggy
Dihedral Rock after dark, Joshua Tree.
Dihedral Rock from the road, Joshua Tree NP