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Gunsmoke Area  


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0285, -116.1451 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 31, 2008
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Description 

This very popular area includes the famous Gunsmoke traverse as well as a number of other quality problems scattered about a large open valley. Notable problems here include The Chube (V2), Gunsmoke (V3), High Noon (V5), Streetcar Named Desire (V6+) and currently the hardest boulder problem in Joshua Tree - Iron Resolution (V12+).

Getting There 

Park in the large paved lot and follow a trail past the old parking lot and then straight on for a bit until a sharp turn to the left midway along a worn trail (continuing straight ahead leads to Barker Dam), pass a short rocky section, go a bit further and turn right to enter a broad open valley - the Gunsmoke traverse will soon be visible at about one o'clock (slightly to the right). Plan on a 10 minute hike from the car.

Climbing Season

Traffic By Month

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['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',5],['V2-3',7],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gunsmoke Area :
Piano Crack   V-easy 3     Boulder, 23'   Piano Rock
Corner Problem   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   Gunsmoke Wall
Friction 101   V1 5     Boulder, 11'   Friction Slab
The Chube   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Chube Boulder
Gunsmoke   V3 6A     Boulder, 80'   Gunsmoke Wall
High Noon   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   Gunsmoke Wall
Secret Samurai   V6 7A PG13     Boulder, 12'   Ninja Boulder
Streetcar Named Desire   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 13'   Streetcar Boulder
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Featured Route For Gunsmoke Area
DK pushing out the mantel.

The Chube V2 5+  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Chube Boulder
If Gunsmoke is too crowded, play on this for awhile. Located about 50 yards to the left of Gunsmoke as you face it (NE I think); path leads the way.Nice right slanting finger crack ends a boulderer's throw from the top. Have a good spotter just in case. If you top out, they can move the pad to the back for the jump-off . . . ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Gunsmoke Area Slideshow Add Photo
Looking towards <a href='/v/gunsmoke/105722350'>Gunsmoke</a> from <a href='/v/the-chube/105724441'>The Chube</a>.
Looking towards Gunsmoke from The Chube.
Looking west from <a href='/v/the-chube/105724441'>The Chube</a>.
Looking west from The Chube.
The Chube (V0+), Joshua Tree NP
The Chube (V0+), Joshua Tree NP

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