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Gram Parsons Memorial Boulder

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Gram Parsons Memorial Hand Traverse 
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Gram Parsons Memorial Boulder Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 10, 2007
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Description 

This huge flake set into the ground lies at the northwest side of the massive Beaver Boulder on the north side of Cap Rock. You'll often find a shrine to Gram Parsons right below the right end of the namesake flake.

Getting There 

From the northwest end of the parking lot (near the Parking Lot Crank boulder problem at the base of Cap Rock's south face) head north along the west side of Cap Rock until the massive Beaver Boulder comes into view. Continue along to the northwest corner of the Beaver Boulder where you'll find this jagged flake/boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Cap Rock Bouldering area.

Weather station 10.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Gram Parsons Memorial Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gram Parsons Memorial Boulder:
Gram Parsons Memorial Hand Traverse   V0- 4-     Boulder, 25'   
Left Flake   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
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Another dedication to Gram Parsons, Joshua Tree NP
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New painting on Gram Parsons Memorial. Photo by Bl...
Rock Climbing Photo: God Bless Gram Parsons, Joshua Tree NP
God Bless Gram Parsons, Joshua Tree NP
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By Brandt Allen
From: Joshua Tree, Cal
Oct 10, 2007
Sadly, the memorial was removed (I assume by the Park Service) this summer. The rock was sandblasted and all the trinkets collected. While technically it could have been considered grafitti and trash, in my mind it was there long enough to become a piece of historical interest. It appears that there has been some attempt to re-establish it recently; time will tell what the powers that be see fit to do.
By Brian Hench
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 16, 2008
The Graffiti is back. It's time to remove it again.

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