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Intersection Rock lies at the crossroads of Quail Springs Road and Hidden Valley Campground. Note that the road has been re-routed to the south side of the formation, which has led to some confusion with first-time visitors trying to mesh guidebook descriptions to locate the routes.
If driving from the Park's West Entrance, park at the newly constructed parking area at Hidden Valley Campground. All routes are easily accessed from here.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Intersection Rock:
Upper Right Ski Track 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Mike's Books 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
West Chimney 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Overhang Bypass 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
The Flake 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
North Overhang 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Half Track 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Water Chute 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Lower Right Ski Track 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Billabong 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Shana Grant 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Left Ski Track 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Trapeze 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Huevos 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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Trapeze 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Intersection Rock
Starts 30 or so feet to the left of Lower Right Ski Track. A step-off move from a boulder (bolt protected) starts the climb, followed by a beguiling, 5.11 face balance crux. There is a runout mantle and 5.9 moves to reach the second bolt: beware. Above, tricky face climbing past bolts and a piton gains the roof. After a slight traverse rightward, acrobatic moves climb past the roof and onto the face above, moving right to join Lower Right Ski Track and the beginning of Upper Right Ski Track....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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