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The Tusk  


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Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 17, 2006
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Description 

The Tusk is a prominent 50' tower of good quality rock sitting atop a rubble pile just inside the Park entrance. Despite it's small size there are lots of routes on the formation and a good half day can be had here close to the car. Be aware that the exposed nature of the formation makes this a poor choice if windy. Despite the all-bolted nature of the climbs there are no fixed anchors. An easy downclimb off the northeast side is the descent.

Getting There 

Park in a large pullout with an exhibit 0.5 miles south of the Park entrance and hike 200 meters to the formation which sits atop a small rubble pile; the easiest path through the boulders at the base is by heading for the southwest corner of the formation. Allow 5 minutes for this casual approach.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.0 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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]


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"Black Rhino". <br />Photo by Blitzo.

Black Rhino 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Tusk
Climbs the left side of the south face past 4 bolts on good edges with a directional bolt at the top. Gear belay and short downclimb off the back....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The Tusk, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: The Tusk, Joshua Tree NP
South face of The Tusk showing (l-r) Black Rhino (5.9+), Endangered Species (5.10c) & Poaching Ivory (5.11b).
BETA PHOTO: South face of The Tusk showing (l-r) Black Rhino (...
Mojave Yucca and The Tusk. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Mojave Yucca and The Tusk. Photo by Blitzo.

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