Climb Smart 2013 will base out of Joshua Tree Lake Campground as in the past two years but clinics will be held inside the Park, based on the recent action of Congress to allow us back into our National Parks.  Registration Still Open for an amazing value-packed weekend to kick off the climbing season… Read More


The National Park Service has released an updated draft of its wilderness management policies. The update covers provisions specific to climbing fixed anchors. Iconic climbing areas in the U.S., including Yosemite and wilderness climbing areas in Joshua Tree, would be governed by this new policy. The Access Fund is soliciting the input of the climbing… Read More


From the bottom of our volunteer-driven hearts, we thank you for your moral, muscle, and money-based support in 2010.  It enabled us to do so much, despite the challenge of global recession, major changes afoot in the Park, and smaller donations coming into FOJT.  Here is a short (not complete) list of what FOJT was… Read More


The National Park Service has temporarily closed the Towers of Uncertainty climbing area located along Geology Tour Road to all recreational use including climbing due to active raptor nesting.  The major crags affected are Two Bolt Rock, Lava Dome, Cave Rock and Reef Rock.  The park service expects the area to reopen to recreational use following… Read More