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OZ is a large and somewhat remote area down the road from Split Rocks that offers a good selection of routes scattered about numerous crags. Approaches vary from crag to crag, but expect a thirty to forty-five minute walk on average. Some of the crags require hiking over rough and rocky terrain to reach, and ticks can be present in the washes at certain times of the year. The slightly lower elevation and rugged terrain of the area make this a good bet to escape the crowds of the western part of the Park as well as another alternative for those cold days.
Check the individual crag pages for detailed approach information.
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Welcome To Rondoland (aka Glenda's Crack) 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 1 pitch, 60' No Place Like Dome
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The Rattler 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Emerald City
This is the attractive crack that splits the left side of the wall and passes through a flared section midway up. A must do route if in the area, this features steep and clean jamming with great gear. One of the recommended crack lines in the area along with Baby Rattler and Snake Book. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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