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Chocolate Boulder 1

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Chocolate Boulder 1  


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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 22, 2006
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Description 

This is the first boulder encountered upon reaching the Chocolate Boulders and is also the largest boulder here. Swinging Richard (V4) with it's left-slanting crack/rail is the gem here but other fun problems exist. An easy descent is found down the south side of the boulder.

Getting There 

See the Chocolate Boulders overview.

Climbing Season

For the Chocolate Boulders area.

Weather station 7.0 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chocolate Boulder 1:
Swinging Richard   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   
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Featured Route For Chocolate Boulder 1
"Swinging Richard". Photo by Blitzo.

Swinging Richard V4 6B  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Chocolate Boulder 1
Start at the southwest corner of the boulder with both hands matched on a large incut jug and then traverse out left via an overhanging rail that requires some creative footwork and reaches. Finish up the arete or by turning the corner onto the north face and up a slab (easier). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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