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Star Wars Rock is a large formation sitting on the northern end of the Virgin Isles that's visible from the road on the drive in. Easily reached by a short hike it features several good crack routes on it's west face - Thumbs Down Left (5.9), Light Sabre (5.10b) and Cedric's Deep Sea Fish Market (5.10d), as well as Walking on the Moon (5.12a) an excellent route that features mostly face climb up the steep face right of Light Sabre.
Park in a turnout about 4.5 miles down the Geology Tour Road near the northern end of the Virgin Isles. Hike east from the parking area passing along the north end of the Diamond Clump where Star Wars Rock will come into view with it's impressive, overhanging south face. Allow 10-15 minutes for the approach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Star Wars Rock:
Light Sabre 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Between a Rock and a Hard Place 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Cedric's Deep Sea Fish Market 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
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Cedric's Deep Sea Fish Market 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Star Wars Rock
Cedric's follows the discontinuous right-slanting cracks just left of Light Sabre. Where the name came from is a mystery to me. Expect a mix of side-pulls and face holds with your jams for the bottom section. At the top, the crack fades into the face so you must smear to the summit. It's more technical and devious than Light Sabre, and a bit more work to set the gear, but overall it's a worthy pitch. If it seems a little out of your league, run up Thumbs Down Left or Light Sabre and string ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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