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Submitted By: David Evans on Feb 25, 2003
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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!"

Getting There 

Out past the Iron Door Cave....see guidebook.

Climbing Season

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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AJ "trad Leading" Negasaurus

Negasaurus 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dinosaur Rock
Negasaurus starts in a short layback crack which leads to a ledge. It is right next to a small tree that short people can use as a starter hold. A height dependant move into the crack above the ledge leads to the right shoulder of the formation. From there hand traverse left out to a thin hands splitter crack with face holds to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Dinosaur Rock (N. Face), Joshua Tree NP
Dinosaur Rock (N. Face), Joshua Tree NP
West Face of Dinosaur Rock
BETA PHOTO: West Face of Dinosaur Rock
Margy on the indirect start to Gorgasaurus (5.10-), she is 5' 0" tall.
Margy on the indirect start to Gorgasaurus (5.10-)...
Dinosaur Rock-North Face. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Dinosaur Rock-North Face. Photo by Blitzo.
onsighted this route..no idea what it was. on the backside of dinosaur rock. fun line! three discontinuing cracks just to the left of gorgasaurus
onsighted this route..no idea what it was. on the ...
Dinosaur Rock (W. Face), Joshua Tree NP
Dinosaur Rock (W. Face), Joshua Tree NP

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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.
By M.Morley
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.