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5 Reasons Why You Should Climb Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is home to its traditional-style crack, slab, and steep-face climbing. With more than 400 climbing formations and 8,000 climbing routes, Joshua Tree offers challenging climbs for beginners and experts alike. It is truly a world-class climbing destination.

Here a 5 reasons why you should take plan a climbing trip to Joshua Tree National Park

1. Bouldering

With hundreds of bouldering locations there a great spots for climbers of any skill level. That’s especially important because it requires no equipment so it’s perfect for beginners. The terrain of the park ensures that there are enough locations that you will never get bored.

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2. “ Sail Away”

Sail Away is a YDS 5.8 difficulty level climb that is perfect experienced climbers. Be careful though because this location will eat gear. Make sure you bring plenty of hex sets.

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3. Gearless Climbing Locations

There are a number of vertical walls that even climbers with medium levels of experience can conquer with no gear. Safety is still important so make sure that you have you climbing route planned your before you start.

Needless to say I was freaking out the entire time!

4. Camping

This National park is a camping paradise. The desert climate and terrain makes camping easy. Depending on what time of year you visit you can camp with minimal gear as well.

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5. Climbing Classes

There a number of climbing classes available in the park. There are ever guide service that allow you to go climbing with an instructor if you want to improve your skills. Climbing classes also mean that inexperienced climbers can rent otherwise expensive equipment.

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Here’s a gallery from a group of climbers who rented a house in Joshua Tree National park for four months.

This “winter” season 6 friends and I rented a house in Joshua Tree, CA for 4 1/2 months. Here are some of my favorite shots from the adventure.

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