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First area on the trip down Geology Tour Road. Look for pullout marker 3 on the right and park it.

Getting There 

Head south 2.8 miles down Geology Tour Rd. and park at a turn out. Then walk west about .3 miles to a group of formations that make up Towers of Uncertainty.

Access Issues 

This part of the park has been experiencing seasonal nesting closures. The usual duration for this restriction is from March 25 through June.

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',28],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Towers of Uncertainty:
Lava Lamp   5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Lava Dome
Trench Connection   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Crow's Nest
Caws and Effect   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Crow's Nest
Mauna Loa   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   Lava Dome
Mauna Kea   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Lava Dome
Hot Flashes   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Lava Dome
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"Broken Noses Direct". <br />Photo by Blitzo.

Broken Noses, Direct 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : North Face
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Evil looking rocks at the Towers of Uncertainty
Evil looking rocks at the Towers of Uncertainty
Towers of Uncertainty area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Towers of Uncertainty area.
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Lava Dome. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lava Dome.
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Towers of Uncertainty from near Lost Pencil. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Towers of Uncertainty from near Lost Pencil.
Gravity Rock on the left and Lava Dome represented by the smooth grey face on the right.
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Towers of Uncertainty from approach. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Towers of Uncertainty from approach.
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Towers of Uncertainty. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Towers of Uncertainty.
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By john durr
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 16, 2011

Recently announced that the Towers of Uncertainty has just been closed to all use including climbing again this year (Spring 2011) due to nesting raptors in the area. Please respect this closure.

Thanks, John