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John Yablonski Rock

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Hartman T 
Heartbreak Ridge T 
Meteorite Crack T 
Rawl T 
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John Yablonski Rock  

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 33.98842, -116.16228 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aaron Hobson on Mar 8, 2004
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The totally sane, John Yablonski (Yabo). RIP! Phot...


This large formation just to the south of Cap Rock has a few nice routes on it. A paved nature trail surrounds the formation and passes by several bouldering routes. The routes are all easily identified and the short approach and easy walk from Ryan campground (1/4 mile NW) make this area a good one if your stuck without a car.

Getting There 

From Cap rock, the John Yablonski rock is the large formation just southof cap rock. The low angled slab containing Hartman (5.6) is easily visible from Cap Rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.6 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for John Yablonski Rock:
Meteorite Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Heartbreak Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : John Yablonski Rock
the crux is probably at the start(especially if you are short). Just below the second bolt, it gets a little thin....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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John Yablonski Rock-Meteorite Crack area. Photo by...
John Yablonski Rock-Meteorite Crack area. Photo by...
John Yablonski Rock-West-side. Photo by Blitzo.
John Yablonski Rock-West-side. Photo by Blitzo.
John Yablonski Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: John Yablonski Rock. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Aaron Hobson
From: Clinton, TN
Mar 9, 2004
Was this rock named in memory of Yablonski or was he one of the primary developers of routes on it? Just curious.
By Randy
Mar 10, 2004
Although John did do the first known route on the formation (Meteorite Crack), the rock was named named many years later, in memory of Yabo.
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