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Split Rocks  


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0094, -116.0558 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Split Rocks is named for the large split rock (go figure) immediately north of the parking area. Please do not climb on Split Rock proper.

The two most popular areas in this part of the park are Future Games Rock and Isles in the Sky. Must-do routes here include the slightly overhanging Bird Of Fire (5.10a) and the unique Rubicon (5.10d). The Future Games Area has several nice lines, notably Invisibility Lessons (5.9), Continuum (5.8+), and The Bendix Claws (5.11a). The somewhat off-the-beaten-path Isles Corridor hosts a handful of fun cracks with not so memorable names, while the Cling or Fling Corridor offers a few cool steep sport routes.


Getting There 

The Split Rocks Area is located just beyond Jumbo Rocks Campground along the main road. Driving east, turn left (north) 1.2 miles past Jumbo, and park at the end of the cul-de-sac.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.6 miles from here

141 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',54],['1 Star',56],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',11],['5.7',9],['5.8',15],['5.9',22],['5.10',52],['5.11',25],['5.12',6],['5.13',1],['>=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 Split Rocks:
Dolphin   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   Isles in the Sky
Continuum   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   Future Games Rock
Invisibility Lessons   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Future Games Rock
Grounder   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Isles Corridor : Isles Corridor - Left Side
Crack 5   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Isles Corridor : Isles Corridor - Left Side
Bird of Fire   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Isles in the Sky
Moubit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Isles Corridor : Isles Corridor - Right Side
Crack 6   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Isles Corridor : Isles Corridor - Left Side
Invisible Touch   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Future Games Rock
Rubicon   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Rubicon Formation
Wedlock   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Isles in the Sky
The Bendix Claws   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Future Games Rock
Say No to Jugs   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Cling or Fling Corridor
Henrietta's Day Spa   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   West Tiers
Morongo Man   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Morongo Man Cliffs
For Peter   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Grand Canyon : Grand Canyon - West Wall (W...
The Woodshed   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Grand Canyon : Grand Canyon - West Wall (E...
Hang 'Em High   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Future Games Rock
Seizure   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Rubicon Formation
Games Without Frontiers   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Future Games Rock
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Featured Route For Split Rocks
At the jug. Photo: Simon Hatfield

Bird of Fire 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Isles in the Sky
Climb the stellar finger-small hands crack to the slightly bulging finish. Nice ledge just below the final 8 feet or so to rest on and get psyched out. You can see the big chalk mark from the ground. Throw in some good pro here and fire it up.There is a 2 bolt anchor/rap (3/8") located just right of the top of this climb. Rap back to base w/one rope (70')....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Split Rocks Slideshow Add Photo
Claret Cup. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Claret Cup. Photo by Blitzo.
Split Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Split Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
A cool looking boulder near Split Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
A cool looking boulder near Split Rock. Photo by B...
Split Rocks Area from entirely different view
BETA PHOTO: Split Rocks Area from entirely different view
Vern, looking stylish on yet another Jonny Woodward route. Copyright 2003, by Randy V.
Vern, looking stylish on yet another Jonny Woodwar...
Split Rocks area from Morongo Man. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Split Rocks area from Morongo Man. Photo by Blitzo...
View from the road
BETA PHOTO: View from the road
Isles In the Sky from far away...
Isles In the Sky from far away...
The Popsicle Boulder. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
The Popsicle Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Future Games Rock, Frigid Tower and West Tiers. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Future Games Rock, Frigid Tower and West Tiers. Ph...
Split Rock area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Split Rock area. Photo by Blitzo.
Caterpillar in cocoon near Split Rocks, JTNP.
Caterpillar in cocoon near Split Rocks, JTNP.
A nice little spire. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
A nice little spire. Photo by Blitzo.

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