Dinosaur Rock has virtually all trad style routes. The north face (all day shade) has several good (not great) routes. Negasaurus
(5.9) has a bouldery start (the crux) and easier cracks above. Gorgasaurus
(5.7) is worth doing, and has a height dependant start. Goolabunga
(5.10b) is the best of the lot. It is good steep slab climbing and somewhat continuous. The rock is very good but a bit grainy at the top. The east face routes are sunny but are not the best. There is a reason they named one "Too Loose to Trek!"
Out past the Iron Door Cave....see guidebook.
Weather station 9.9 miles from here
5 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Hat Trick 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Dinosaur Rock
start to the left of Gorgasaurus on the left trending hand crack. follow up to a small ledge to gain a good rest. start into the next left trending hand crack to pull the crux (mental) move (a small mantle) to a decent stance. work your way over into the next larger crack on a small traverse to gain a nice crack to the top. Great boulder on top for a bomber anchor set up. down climb to get off through a small cave to the left of the anchor or find the rap bolts on top somewhere...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Dinosaur Rock (N. Face), Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: West Face of Dinosaur Rock
Margy on the indirect start to Gorgasaurus (5.10-)...
BETA PHOTO: Dinosaur Rock-North Face.
Photo by Blitzo.
onsighted this route..no idea what it was. on the ...
Dinosaur Rock (W. Face), Joshua Tree NP
By David Evans
Feb 27, 2003
I forgot to mention the anchors and rappel setup. From the top of Nega. and Gorga. there is a rappel anchor (east end of summit) consisting of a tied off block. It can be used as the anchor as well. The top of Goolabunga needs 2 large cams (3") for a bomber anchor.
From: Sacramento, CA
Mar 21, 2003
The single bolt protecting the lower face of Too Loose to Trek (west face of Dinosaur Rock) was replaced 1/2003.