Climbing Closures

Some areas of the park are permanently closed to rock climbing and bouldering due to their proximity to sensitive resources or private property. Other areas may be closed temporarily to protect sensitive wildlife.

 

Seasonal Wildlife Closures

Until June 15th the following areas are closed for nesting raptors.
  • Towers of Uncertainty
  • Patagonia Pile
  • Morongo Man Cliffs
  • Saddle Rock (Right On, Orange Flake, Kid Caligula, Six Shooter, The Posse, The Exhibitionist, Santa Cruz, Where Have All The Cowboys Gone, The Unicorner, and I Smell A Rat)
 

Permanent Climbing and Bouldering Closures

Rock Climbing Routes

  • Energy Crisis, on the east side of Little Hunk formation
  • The Schwarzenegger Wall, at the north end of Rockwork Rock formation
  • Zombie Woof Rock formation
  • The Maverick Boulder formation

Bouldering Problems

  • Pictograph Boulder, at the base of Queen Mountain
  • Shindig, on Indian Cave Boulder
  • Lonely Stones Area #3
  • The Shipwreck formation
  • The entire Indian Wave Boulders circut, except for Native Arete
  • Wormholes, in The Underground

Private Property

  • The private property across from the Hemingway parking area
  • Keys Ranch: Visitors to the ranch must be accompanied by a park ranger; scheduled tours are available.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597

Phone:

(760) 367-5500

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