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Submitted By: Donno on Feb 23, 2004


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Dutzi Rock is the large south-facing formation at the north end of the Outback area. You'll have to scramble up through some boulders to get to the start of the climbs here.Mt. Dutzi is the hillside to the west.

Getting There 

Dutzi Rock lies about 350 yards north of Dinosaur Rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

6 Total Routes

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Elusive Butterfly 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dutzi Rock
This route climbs the obvious right leaning ramp/dihedral on the south side of Dutzi Rock. Good rock and nice line make this a fun climb. The pro is sparse however, making it a bit sporty of a lead if 5.6/7 is near your limit. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Dutzi Rock, Joshua Tree NP
Dutzi Rock, Joshua Tree NP
South Face of Dutzi Rock
BETA PHOTO: South Face of Dutzi Rock
Bighorn scat out by Mt. Dutzi
Bighorn scat out by Mt. Dutzi

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By C Miller
Feb 27, 2004
Randy - Is it true that recent geologic activity in the area has caused Mt. Dutzi to get taller? If so what do you think the current elevation is? Has anyone ever skiied or snowboarded from the summit? Any and all info please on this little know gem - inquiring minds want to know!
By David Evans
Feb 27, 2004
Chris, are you refering to the fact/ rumour that Mt. Dutzi is over 14,000'?
By Randy
Feb 27, 2004
Mt. Dutzi is (as Chris is aware) one of the most obscure 14,000 foot peaks in California. Very few peak baggers have ticked this one. I was able to confirm that after the Landers quake, it was uplifted some 12.5 feet! At this rate, look out Mt. Whitney.
By C Miller
Feb 27, 2004
Was the historic summit register preserved, as were some of the Sierra peaks a while back, or would that have opened the public's eye to this obscure peak (as this discussion is - oops!).
By Randy
Feb 28, 2004
Well, I guess we have sort of spilled he beans, so to speak. But in answer to your question, the original summit register (an old bamboo bong) was retrieved several years ago. Several of the summit records were incribed on Zig Zag papers! Pretty classic.
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