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Munchkinland Crag

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Munchkinland Crag  


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Location: 34.03083, -116.04802 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Murf on Jan 15, 2004
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Description 

The farthest crag in Munchkinland (which is roughly; the No Place Like Dome area, Witch/Voodoo/Wizard Rocks, and the Scarecrow Munchkinland Rocks). It is home to the sporty face routes Robocop meets the Munchkins ( 5.10a ) and Over the Rainbow ( 5.10d ) as well as the sphincter tightening Smiles for the Grim Reaper ( 5.10c ).

Perhaps not a destination crag in itself, it is worth a hike over from Dorothy's Crag in the Valley of Voices or perhaps No Place Like Dome.


Getting There 

The most direct approach is from the Munchkinland parking (closed road 1.4 mi north of Pinto Wye; 3.5 miles from the North Entrance). Approach the most obvious pass into a series of formations (the approach to No Place Like Dome). From the mouth of this wash, cut up and right into a drainage on the hillside. At the top of this drainage, pass beteween Voodoo Dome and Witch Rock, continue between Wizard Rock and an unamed clump (this is fairly rough going with some boulder hopping). Munchkinland Crag is the largest formation up on the hillside, facing southwest.

The cleanest approach is to come in from the Valley of Voices. Keep going past Dorothy's Crag, on the way down keep the large formations to your left. Munchinland Crag will be on your left, the last large formation.


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Weather station 7.1 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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Over the Rainbow 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Munchkinland Crag
Easy climbing into the large hole, followed by difficult moves out of the hole and onto the face/water streak above. Easier 5.8 face climbing past 2 more bolts leads to the standard gritty, slappy, sloper mantle moves at the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Munchkinland Crag. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Munchkinland Crag.
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Working out the crux of Over the Rainbow during the FA party.
Working out the crux of Over the Rainbow during th...

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By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Jun 25, 2010
Chris and Adam;..this section is all messed up...it needs to be OZ....then divided into OZ areas; Munchkinland, Valley of Voices,Emerald City,Hollywood, Magic Mountain ....then the separate climbs at each area.....you can fix that, can't you guys?...this is such a cool area;...it deserves to be organized correctly....