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Jumbo Rock Area  


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Elevation: 4,400'
Location: 33.992, -116.0682 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 12, 2002
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In the Jumbo Rocks Campground. 3-7-10

Description 

The Jumbo Rocks Area encompasses not only the climbs in the campground proper, but those across the road from the campground, including Conan's Corridor as well as Zebra Cliffs which are a little ways southeast of the Jumbo Rocks CG.

The rock in the area is notoriously rough, even by Joshua Tree standards, but thankfully exceptions exist in certain areas - notably the aforementioned Conan's Corridor and Zebra Cliffs.

Gem (5.8), Colorado Crack (5.9), Nuke the Whales (5.9), Around The World (5.10b), Such A Line (5.10d) and Boulderado (aka California Face) (5.10d) are all of interest if in the area.

Getting There 

Jumbo Rock Campground is along the Sheep Pass Road when driving from the main part of the park (HVCG) to 29 Palms. A prominent sign marks the campground entrance which is about 4.5 miles from Sheep Pass Group Campground.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.8 miles from here

115 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',37],['1 Star',60],['Bomb',4]
['<=5.6',15],['5.7',7],['5.8',20],['5.9',18],['5.10',48],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['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 Jumbo Rock Area:
Chernobyl Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Nuclear Reactor Rock
We''ll Get Them Little Pricks (AKA Cunning Linquist)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Nuclear Reactor Rock
Gem   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Conan's Corridor
Colorado Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Conan's Corridor
Nuke the Whales   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Nuclear Reactor Rock
Spiderman   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Conan's Corridor
Boulder Dice   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Conan's Corridor
Around The World   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Zebra Cliffs : Zebra Cliffs East Face
Such A Line   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Zebra Cliffs : Zebra Cliffs East Face
Boulderado (aka California Face)   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Conan's Corridor
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Featured Route For Jumbo Rock Area
Jeff "The Dude" Crow rolls a strike on Colorado Crack. Photo: Mike Morley

Colorado Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Conan's Corridor
Colorado Crack is THE climb to do in the greater Jumbo Rocks area.This 100' crack lies in the middle of the Corridor Face just right of Spiderman and is right-angling at the bottom, then vertical to the top. Face climb past large huecos to the right-angling hand crack. Continue up a vertical finger crack with nice face holds on exquisite rock.Anchor: natural gear.To descend, scramble off to the north (climber's right). This involves a move or two of downclimbing or...take DE's advi...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Jumbo Rock Area Slideshow Add Photo
Sunset light at Jumbo Rocks
Sunset light at Jumbo Rocks
Sunset at Jumbo Rocks
Sunset at Jumbo Rocks
Peace sign in the Jumbo Rock area
Peace sign in the Jumbo Rock area
Looking back towards Jumbo Rocks, via Pathetic Dome to the left and Earth First on the right.
Looking back towards Jumbo Rocks, via Pathetic Dom...
Jumbo Rocks Campground/Conan's Corridor
BETA PHOTO: Jumbo Rocks Campground/Conan's Corridor
Sunset over Jumbo Rocks campground
Sunset over Jumbo Rocks campground
Jumbo Rock CG, Joshua Tree NP
Jumbo Rock CG, Joshua Tree NP
In the Jumbo Rocks Campground. 3-7-10
In the Jumbo Rocks Campground. 3-7-10
Jumbo Rocks Campgrounds
Jumbo Rocks Campgrounds
Retirement Rock
BETA PHOTO: Retirement Rock
Retirement Rock and Teepee Rocks
Retirement Rock and Teepee Rocks
Cliff Detail at Jumbo Rocks. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Cliff Detail at Jumbo Rocks.
Photo by Blitzo.
Back loop overview picture
BETA PHOTO: Back loop overview picture
Jumbo Rocks
Jumbo Rocks
Attention Campers!
BETA PHOTO: Attention Campers!
Jumbo Rock Area, Joshua Tree NP
Jumbo Rock Area, Joshua Tree NP

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