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Rock Climbing at Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree is one of the top rock climbing destinations in the United States. Its location in the southern California high desert provides good climbing days throughout spring and fall, and an unforgettable setting for a climbing adventure. The bizarre Joshua Tree adds an otherworldly feel to the landscape and provides a background to the thousands of rock climbs and countless boulders. The climbing routes average about 60 to 150 feet in length, and many follow perfect cracks or spectacular aretes and faces. The rock is granite, similar to what is found in Yosemite and the Sierras, and amazingly featured. A wide variety of climbs at all levels of difficulty make Joshua Tree the perfect rock climbing destination, and well worth the drive! Outback Adventures does not lead trips to this climbing area due to its distance and hot summer temperatures. Please see the rock climbing trips and classes section of our website for Bay Area Rock Climbing locations.

Hidden Valley in Joshua Tree
Hidden Valley in Joshua Tree

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