Joshua Tree 2 (TRAD, experienced leaders/followers ONLY)

Hello fellow climbers,

Let's get our climb on at JTree again!

The climbing trip is for intermediate and above craggers who can set up/take down anchors safely, lead and/or or follow trad. Must have some gear (or a nut tool, PAS, etc as a follower)

What do you need?

*Rack/gear (cams, nuts, webbing, PAS, helmet, shoes, harness, cordelette, etc)

*Food & water. (Yucca, a town nearby has food and such)

*Car or airplane (drive is like 8 to 10 hours from bay area. flights into palm springs can range from 200 to 300 RT. Palm Springs is 40 mins form Jtree. Carpools are encouraged

*Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag or biivy, stove, utencils, headlamp, folding chairs,wood we can get at local store etc)

Jtree is good for climbing in December but it gets cold at night so bring layers

Joshua Tree intro:





Some JTree guidebooks:

Classic Joshua Tree Routes and Bouldering - Randy Vogel

Joshua Tree - Robert Miramontes

The Trad Guide to Joshua Tree - Charlie and Diane Winger


If anyone is thinking about shuttles from the airport to yucca valley or Joshua Tree check out


Happy climbing!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great trip for me and Philip. Eduardo, thanks for organizing the trip.

    1 · December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here are some of the climbs the group did, feel free to mention any other routes:

    Day 1
    Scrumdillyishus 5.7
    Frosty Cone 5.7
    Mr. Misty Kiss 5.7
    Nuts and Cherries 5.6
    Cake Walk 5.7
    Maggies Farm 5.7
    White Lightning 5.7

    Day 2
    Overhang Bypass 5.6
    Sexy Grandma 5.9
    Band Saw 5.10c
    Double Cross 5.7
    Dogleg 5.8

    Day 3
    Double dip 5.6
    Touch and Go 5.9
    Bambi meets Godzilla 5.8
    Unkown Slab 1 5.7
    Unknow Slab 2 5.8

    Day 4 – rest day
    Palm Springs hot springs, Shermans deli, coffee

    Day 5
    Fun Stuff 5.8
    The Sound of One Shoe Tapping 5.8
    Swing Low 5.8
    Mounds sport[masked]a
    Mounds sport 2 5.7

    Day 6
    Colorado Crack 5.9
    Exorcist 5.10
    Lickety Splits 5.7
    Lickety Dogs 5.9
    Diamond Dogs 5.10a
    The Swift 5.7

    Day 7
    Classic Corner 5.7
    False Classic Corner 5.7
    Bambi meets Godzilla 5.8
    Dappled Mare 5.8 I had a great time, thanks for being part of this!!

    1 · December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    JTree update! Two beautiful days of climbing so far. Nice sunny days, with some breezy moments. Crisp desert nights. Can't believe it's only the second day as we have climbed a bunch!

    1 · December 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys, since I got some questions about logistics thought this info may be better shared with everyone. We are camping at Black Rock Campground in Yucca Valley. The town has food, market, showers, climbing equipment. Check this out:

    1 · December 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do you guys plan to go for breakfest and/or dinner to town, or cook in the campground?

      December 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would say a bit of both.

      December 20, 2012

  • Mark H

    Anyone interested in dinner at Pappy and Harriets on Thurs. evening? (27th) It is a great place if you have never been and Zach Broocke will be preforming a free show. Let me know and I will make reservations....

    December 18, 2012

  • Helen C.

    12cent hotel in Vegas if you'd prefer that to camping at Red Rocks (which I've heard is minimal and can get windy.)

    12 cents for Las Vegas Hotel Room at the Plaza on Tuesdays now until mid March
    Plaza Hotel in downtown las vegas(old las vegas) has a deal for $0.12 for a room on basically every tuesday from now until mid March. Deal is for being 12/12/12. Book between now and December 14th for this special.

    or call[masked] and mention P[masked]

    December 12, 2012

  • Michael D.

    Hey all, due to different arrivals and departures we have had a campsite change. Instead of #34 we now have #42 (as reserved by Michael - me) The dates for this particular site are Dec 26-Jan 1 however Eduardo, my co event organizer, booked site #32 for dates Dec 22-Jan 1st (correct me if Im wrong Eduardo). These sites are both on a loop so not too far away. Here is a link that tells more about the Black Rock campsites:

    Just a reminder 2 cars per site. Overflow parking exists in the park or across the way in Yucca Valley, a small town where our campsite is housed. Tents are 3 per campsite so we could observe this, go rogue or some of us double up or sleep in cars. I know Vlada & his son Philip have that luxury :) Eduardo, anything you want to chime in about logistically?

    December 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      There is overflow parking in the campground, short walk from the campsites. Everyone should plan in sharing tents. If anyone has a big tent it may be a good idea to bring it and that can be a group tent. Helen mentioned she can lend her REI Hobitat 3-season, how many people can fit on that tent?

      I'm arriving on the 22nd with Pieris and staying on site 32. That site is booked from Dec22-Jan2nd. Check out the google doc under Camp Sites tab and take a look at all the arrival and departures so you can plan accordingly.

      December 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    JFYI - At the Thanksgiving Jtree trip, we received warning as the code of fed regulations the from camp ground host at Black Rock camp ground:
    - the number of tent has to be 3 per camp site
    - tents must be within 25 ft of picnic table or fire ring
    Since the warning notes came in at the end of our trip, I was just able to take the notes as extra souvenir. Let me know if they gonna fine you or something if that happens. :-P Also note that inside of park, there is no water faucet except at Indian Cove camp ground (that is a tad away from everything else) so pack your water for day at your camp site before start your day of climbing.

    November 28, 2012

  • Michael D.

    Eduardo and I will be trying to book campsites for the week but the best way to pay is through Pay Pal. It's easy to set up a "no nonsence," secure account and once that is done simply email through Paypal this email: [masked] - Once you have your credit card factored in (secure) you can send email with a note or reason for payment. I suggest choosing gift to avoid your hosts (me) being charged $ 2 bucks :) Payment anount for week is $28 based on 12 people. If you need to change RSVP we can refund you. Let us know if you have any questions.

    November 26, 2012

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