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Are you ready for a bouldering adventure in Joshua Tree National Park? Just need the gear? We’ve got you covered. Stone Adventures rents crash pads for day use. We have crashpads, rock climbing shoes, guide books and chalk bags all available to rent. Our shop is located in Joshua Tree town on the main highway, just a 7-minute drive to the main entrance of the National Park.
Rental Rates (long-term rentals negotiable)
|Crash Pad - Regular||$30|
|Crash Pad - Mondo||$40|
|Bouldering Guide Book||$10|
|Chalk + Chalk bag||$5|
We are located in the town center of Joshua Tree at 61325 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Suite E, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. The shop is NOT staffed all day. Crash pads are rented on a first come, first serve basis. To rent, the climbers will need to sign waivers, leave a deposit ($100/pad), and pay rental fees. Any lost, stolen or forgotten rental items that are not returned to the shop (or returned after closing hours and stolen) will incur a charge for the full amount ($100/crashpad, $40/guidebook, $20/chalkbag)
Crashpad rentals are available every Friday-Monday plus all peak season dates from October-May. Accepted payment options are cash, credit/debit card, or check. Rental fees do not cover entry to the National Park.
Know before you go
The Mojave Desert is the driest place in North America. Despite that, we have over 800 species in Joshua Tree National Park that can survive drought and extreme temperatures. They are very weak, however, to human impact. To be a low impact visitor to the desert, it is important to know about the topsoil. In the desert, the topsoil is more like a crust: a glue of tiny little plants and lichens that hold the surface together in high winds and release nitrogen and other organic acids into the ground. This cryptobiotic net enables all other plants to grow. When we walk on it, we break it up. Heavy foot traffic, off-roading, dragging crashpads or backpacks or any other activity that turns over the surface of the dirt kills this cryptobiotic soil. Under the best conditions, it takes 3-5 years for it to grow back. For this reason, to be low impact visitors, climbers should do their best to stay on access trails. Rock climbing approach trails tend to be very narrow, this will mean walking single file to the crag rather than fanning out and trampling more ground or weaving around and creating “social trails.” Staying on trails and avoiding short cuts by cutting across the desert will also eliminate some impact. Finally, you will notice that there are loads of “social trails” worming around the approach trail. We have reached the point where the number of social trails have made it difficult to stay on trail. When this happens, choose the trail that looks more beaten down. If we all do this, we can slowly eliminate these social trails. Finally, once at the crag, please settle into rocky areas, washes, or already disturbed soil. When moving your pad from one place to another, please pick it up and set it down again. If we all make these conscientious efforts, climbers can once again be a low impact community of visitors to the park. And best of all, if we can spread the word to other visitors (climbers or not), we can protect our deserts and let them continue to thrive.
Where to Go
There are two great resources for bouldering in Joshua Tree. The Joshua Tree Bouldering guide book and Mountain Project https://www.mountainproject.com/area/106098051/joshua-tree-bouldering The best information can be found when you use these two in combination. Just keep in mind that there is no cell service for most of Joshua Tree National Park. So, be sure to pre-load what information you might need on Mountain Project before driving through the entrance.