UPDATE March 20– A new closure to climbing to protect nesting raptors has taken effect on Jerry’s Quarry, in the Geology Tour Road area. Nesting Owls on this crag.  Avoid climbing at the Towers of Uncertainty and the Patagonia Piles areas; Nesting falcons and hawks have been observed on these cliffs. Leave ’em be, there… Read More


by Bernadette Regan Since 2009, Climbers Coffee has served over 29,000 cups of coffee, cocoa, and tea.  Sometimes, climbers new to the scene will take a sip then expectantly smile bigger than normal.  They tend to expect that ‘Free Coffee’ means bad coffee.  Thanks to Friends of Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree Outfitters, Flophouse Resoles, Cliffhanger… 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


JUST ADDED- Thanks to our sponsoring brands and insider connections, Top climbing athletes Peter Croft, Hans Florine, Brad Gobright, Chris Schulte and Rob Mulligan are confirmed to anchor Climb Smart 2016! We still have a few tickets left for the 20th staging of this super-fun kickoff to the climbing season in Josh. Join us for a… Read More


Friends Of Joshua Tree supports JOSAR (the volunteer Search & Rescue in JTNP) very actively… but you might ask ‘What Does SAR do’? and ‘How do they do it’? Or maybe ‘How might I Get Involved’? JOSAR performs a crucial function in and around the Park performing searches, evacuations, and treatment on site of lost… Read More


There are several temporary closures to climbing areas on the Park… please click the link below to get more detail, but the short list of closures includes Rock Climbing Routes Energy Crisis, on the east side of Little Hunk formation The Schwarzenegger Wall, at the north end of Rockwork Rockformation Zombie Woof Rock formation The… Read More