NOW is the time to let those who manage access to our Parks know what you think about an astronomical increase in per vehicle fees entering the Park during peak season. The comment period ends NOVEMBER 23, December 22, 2017, extended due to heavy response. ADD to it, please.   Here’s the gist of what our… Read More


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UPDATE – athlete lineup to include Nina Williams, Brad Gobright, John Long, Jon Cardwell, Rob Mulligan, Ben Hanna and other pros stepping up for CLIMB SMART 2017!  Can you feel it coming? Joshua Tree season just around the corner… ticket sales for Climb Smart 2017 are approaching sold out. We sold out last year about… Read More


The Pics are posted, the surveys are done, and the season is well under way in Joshua Tree… but it’s not too early to Save The Date for Climb Smart 2017.  Cut and Paste this into your 4K Digital Interactive Voice-Activated Robot Calendar ….  CLIMB SMART 2017, OCTOBER 13-15, 2017 (JTNP and Joshua Tree Lake Campground)… Read More


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In April, some Friends of Joshua Tree board members, along with two different youth groups and staff of JTNP (even the Superintendent and his children) joined together to recreate, celebrate and educate in the Park over a weekend. These youth had never been to any national park, and most had never camped. They were from… Read More


Registration has OPENED and sponsors and athletes are on board… Lynn Hill, legendary Stonemaster and arguably the most revered American climber in the world, cut her teeth on the Monzonite of Joshua Tree and will be present for a good portion of Climb Smart this fall… in addition Kurt Smith, the ‘little general’ himself, will… Read More


OCT. 22-24 FOJT with sponsors Black Diamond, Adventure 16, Sterling Ropes, Evolve Sports , Nomad Ventures and Uprising and kick off the climbing season in Joshua Tree right with skills clinics, pro athlete presentations, swag giveaways, costume contests, a new festival format and much more! REGISTER HERE (Use the password ‘joshua‘ to get in if… Read More


You can wait to react, or be part of the shaping process of your Park. The General Management Plan process has officially begun, but it’s a long process and your thoughts on what can enhance the Joshua Tree experience are welcome: see this invite from Park Superintendent Curt Sauer. Let the Park know your thoughts… Read More


Here are just some of the climbing areas threatened with closure due to state budget mismanagement: Mt. Diablo, Mt. Tamalpais, Castle Rock, Castle Crags, Mt. San Jacinto, Stinson (Mickey’s) Beach, Patrick’s Point, Mt. St. Helena, Emerald Bay, Point Dume, Malibu Creek, Lake Perris/Big Rock, and Stonewall Creek… not to mention numerous surf spots and other… Read More