Bighorn Sheep near the Oyster Bar, Joshua Tree NP
This small area just east of Ryan Campground is home to a good collection of crack and face routes on variable quality rock. Approaches are fairly easy and yet often enought to escape the crowds closer to the road.
Park in a large paved turnout midway between Ryan Campground and Hall of Horrors/Saddle Rocks. A signed trail leads to Target Rock
and then branches - right for Conrad Rock
and straight ahead for The Oyster Bar
, Agent Orange Rock
and The Asylum
. Approach times vary from 10 - 20 minutes from the closest parking area.
Weather station 11.0 miles from here
48 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',27],['Bomb',2]
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Split Personality 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Split Personality Rock
Visible from the parking area, this distinctive arete is perhaps the best route in The Asylum and fully worth the short hike to access it.The lower section is a balancy, sharp arete which gives way to an easier middle section. The crux comes at the very end with small edges on excellent rock, and while possible to "escape" left and make this a little easier, the better rock and moves lie straight up. Great rock, excellent position and engaging technical moves make this a stellar route. Four star...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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