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Joshua Tree 2014 (Trad & Sport, Camp, drive or Fly) Epic!

hey guys

Let's kick off 2014 with a Boom! Let's get our climb on in Jtree. They have rad trad & progressive sport.

Campsites are so close to the crags you can literally can drive up to crag and even belay from car - haha :)

The beautiful red rock contrasted with the deep blue skies, yucca, majestic backdrops, sun shining down on us at the break of dawn. The night sky with scattered stars is breath talking whilst sitting around the campfire. ahhhhhh J tree

houskeeping items:

Transportation:

You can fly into Palm Springs Aiport Or simply carpool

Food: they have fire pit for grilling and/or bring your own mini stoves or boilers.it will get cold at night so eatin out is a strong option...just saying

Cold: It could get as cold as 35 to 45 so bring layers especillay in tent

Rental cars - if your flying in it makes sense to share a rental car of which you can get at Palm Springs airport.

National Park pass - does any one have one we can use to circumvent having to pay the park fee? Curious

Warnings:

You may want to keep their eyes out for typical desert inhabitants such as lizards, rattlesnakes, scorpions, ravens, squirrels and desert tarantulas during the cooler months of the year. Bobcats and mountain lions do live in the park, however they are rarely seen near humans.

Facilities:

This large facility has 91 individual campsites, as well as 13 tent-only group sites. There are no hookups or drinking water in the campground, however water and an emergency phone are available two miles away at the ranger station. The town of Twentynine Palms is 10 miles away and provides basic amenities.

The park allows six people and two vehicles per site, however, some sites are small and may not accommodate the maximum number of people and vehicles. See Site Details for specifics or park in nearby hoods which are free
 
•Amphitheater
•Campfire Rings
•Drinking Water
•Emergency Phone
•Hiking
•Picnic Area
•Picnic Tables
•Ranger Station
•Trash Collection
•Vault Toilets
•Visitor Center

Campsite Fees:

oh yeah. Campsites are $30 for weekend so that would be $5.00 based on 6 per campsite (got 2 campsites) so feel free to send that via paypal.com - it is easy - my email to send to is: [masked]
Thank you kindly :)

Here is route info:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/joshua-tree-national-park/105720495

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately Im unable to make the trip. A good area at Indian cove for moderate climbs, with anchors and bolts is Willits Slab and Indian palisades corrodor. If you can lead in the gym and can set up top ropes thats a good place to start in Indian cove. Have a safe trip

    January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may be able to make this work. Put me down. There is even a chance I will have my car back from Seattle and be able to drive 4 more with gear.

    January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK. Saints made it to the second round of playoffs. I am grounded for the weekend. Sorry!

    January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My coworker and I are considering flying into LA and driving a rental to the park. Is any one interested in joining us? He is a trad leader on 5.10+ and I follow and sport lead at 5.11+. We have a rack and a couple ropes between us. Let me know if you are interested and I will adopt the reservation if there are still climbers on board.

    December 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Anna, standard trad rack? What included. My coworker Connor has to be in LA Monday and it may be easy for us to fly in and rent a car to drive out there.

      January 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK. I'll call Connor and see if he can go for sure. My LA friend is in Israel and one of my SF friends might be able to fly in too.

      January 3, 2014

  • Michael D.

    Does anyone wanna take my 2 campsites since I cannot lead this? I will donate. a total of 6 per campsite. 2 cars each. email if interested and ill provide you with deets. thanks

    December 30, 2013

  • Michael D.

    hey all. I am not able to lead this (due to family concerns) or attend so if anyoine wants to step in and or take over my 2 campsites please do. I think they are like $30 each BUT I am willing to donate if someone leads or semi leads this :) Thoughts?

    December 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't lead trad but I do have a crash pad. Is anyone driving for this trip?

      December 16, 2013

  • Thomas B.

    Curious if anyone is arriving a day early or leaving a day later or some version thereof. Would love some company to check out the area.

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may be able to make this work. Put me down. There is even a chance I will have my car back from Seattle and be able to drive 4 more with gear.

    December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have to drop out

    December 3, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Hey guys. I am not able to lead this due to serious family issues that came up. Would anyone like to take over these campsites?

    December 3, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Also, my climbing goal is to focus on trad one day and sport climbing the next. Since multi pitches take awhile I am suggesting Saturday and SPort for Sunday. I have a book for TR & sport routes. ANyone have one for trad? Has anyone done Trad at Jtree? any guidance would be welcomed. They have a firepit and pinic tables so cooking at campsite is an option with stores nearby but I am also lazy so outside of making coffee I see a local eatery for dinner on fri & Sat. Lunch time for me means bringing lots of snacks and water. If your a total newbie & have done sport climbing or trad this trip is not for you. Also, if you cannot committ 150% then I encourage you to change RSVP to No so others can go. I will give a deadline of Dec 15th to make a decision. Can anyone create a spreadsheet so we can track?

    November 7, 2013

    • denilou

      There is a great book covering the best / classic J-Tree trad routes 5.9 and under. And the book indicates when the route is in shade/sun, approach, other routes nearby. I would recommend just picking from that book.

      1 · November 7, 2013

    • Michael D.

      do you have that book? If so can I borrow? Ill buy you a root beer :)

      November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im working in orange county thru the winter so I plan on driving and will bring some firewood. I will bring a rack and two ropes. If anyone is interested In easy to moderate climbs I can help setup climbs.a good area for a group day would be Willits slab and Indian Palisades. Sunday I plan for a day in the park. Note:If you plan to only climb at Indian Cove you do not need a park pass, cheers

    November 11, 2013

  • John

    I don't know if I am the only one who wants to do some bouldering but I will plan on going with the group on sport day and then going off on my own to the boulders on trad day. Anyone that wants to come with is welcome!

    November 12, 2013

    • Michael D.

      He John. I will gladly join you if bouldering is near where we will be climbing. You know me lazy on approaches. You driving from Davis bud?

      November 12, 2013

  • denilou

    Way too early for me to be able to commit, so changing my RSVP for now. IF there's a last minute opening (like, after Christmas) AND I can make the schedule work, I'll join up again, but I simply can't plan that far out with my work.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Michael D.

    oh yeah. Campsites are $30 for weekend so that would be $5.00 based on 6 per campsite (got 2 campsites) so feel free to send that via paypal.com - it is easy - my email to send to is: [masked]
    Thank you kindly :)

    November 7, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Hey guys. I moved up Jtree to Jan 10-12. Why wait? And guess what? I got 2 campsites at Indian Cove, a popular hard to get site that you can drive up to crags and camp righ there next to beautiful red rock. It's on like Donkey Kong so make your plan researvtions or coordinate carpools wityh each other. I intend to fly into Palm Springs and get a rental car which takes 40 mins from airport to Jtree & campsite. Anyone wanna share a car rental with me? :)

    http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Indian_Cove_Campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?parkId=70952&contractCode=NRSO&chkAg=y&clCr=y

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I could support a Newbee day only requirement would be people proficient at basic rock skills. belaying safely

    1 · November 7, 2013

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