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Fraggle Rock

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Cosmic Trigger S 
I Have The Touch S 
Jolly Roger  S 
Petrodynamics (aka Gigantor) T 
Poppin' and Breakin' S 
Prozac Crack T 
Scattered Remains T 
Sensory Deprivation S 
Stairway to Kevin T 
Still, The T 
Tiers for Fears T 
Wuthering Heights T 
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Fraggle Rock  


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Elevation: 4,400'
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Apr 14, 2003
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Fraggle Rock from the west, Joshua Tree NP

Description 

Superb sport and trad climbs are found on this formation that sits high on a ridge on the eastern edge of the Desert Queen Mine area. Most of the climbs are west or north facing and remain shaded during the morning / early afternoon. Many (but not all) of the ratings for the routes in Randy's guide seemed soft for J-Tree but the star designations are reasonable. Excellent sport climbs include I Have The Touch (5.12b) and Sensory Deprivation (5.12b). Petrodynamics (5.10d) and Tiers For Fears (5.10d R) are among the best trad climbs.


Getting There 

One approach to this area that doesn't involve driving on dirt roads is to park at the Split Rocks area and take the developed trail that goes to the Morongo Man Cliffs. The trail continues to the top of the ridge and then continues north. You will pass old mining tunnels and tailings before reaching a miner's cabin at the base of Fraggle Rock.


Climbing Season



Weather station 7.8 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',0],['5.12',3],['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 Fraggle Rock:
Petrodynamics (aka Gigantor)   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Tiers for Fears   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Fraggle Rock
"Andrew" the climber formerly known as AJ powering through.

Petrodynamics (aka Gigantor) 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Fraggle Rock
About 100' left of Tiers for Fears is this fabulous corner system with twin cracks. Lieback/jam and stem your way up the corner using both cracks to a bolted anchor at a stance.Perhaps the best gear lead on the rock, this fun climb has great moves on good rock in a quiet, remote-feeling setting. Were the climb longer perhaps it would deserve more stars. Three out of five stars....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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