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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 (sitewide)
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



Weather station 8.8 miles from here

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
Street Car Named Desire

Streetcar Named Desire V6-7 7A+  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Streetcar Boulder
The obvious dihedral found several hundred feet East of Gunsmoke. Ascends a shallow dihedral of coarse Jtree monzogranite with increasingly difficult and technical stemming moves, up to a small roof cap that guards a juggy sloper above it. Some mantel to the left, some mantel to the right.The run-n-jump is prolly V5...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Local Information for Gunsmoke Area
Photos of Gunsmoke Area Slideshow Add Photo
Looking towards Gunsmoke from The Chube.
Looking towards Gunsmoke from The Chube.
Looking west from The Chube.
Looking west from The Chube.
The Chube (V0+), Joshua Tree NP
The Chube (V0+), Joshua Tree NP

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