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Iceberg Boulder

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Iceberg Boulder  

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Location: 34.08599, -116.14488 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Josh Beck on Mar 4, 2003


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BETA PHOTO: Iceberg Boulder - East face


A large lone standing boulder, approximately 50' tall and very clean, located west of the parking for Rattlesnake Canyon and the picnic area. There are nine bolted routes on this boulder and a handful of other routes (bolted and trad) in the area.

Getting There 

Tucked slightly out of view around a left handed bend in a cove of rock about 100 yards west of the outhouse at the end of the dirt road that extends to picnic tables, but very obvious once you see it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Iceberg Boulder:
Pretty Woman   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Kat's Meow   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Boortemus   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Photos of Iceberg Boulder Slideshow Add Photo
Iceberg Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Iceberg Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Iceberg Boulder - West Face
BETA PHOTO: Iceberg Boulder - West Face
Iceberg Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Iceberg Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
The Iceberg Boulder from the road, Joshua Tree NP
The Iceberg Boulder from the road, Joshua Tree NP
 East Face. Photo by Blitzo.
East Face. Photo by Blitzo.

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By David Evans
Aug 25, 2004
Sounds like the Iceberg Boulder ought to be called "Pincushion Boulder" or "Grid Pattern Boulder" now. Doesn't sound too pretty.
By socalbolter
From: Silverado, CA
Dec 13, 2004
Dave, if you haven't already you should go look at it. It's hardly a "pincushion." While several nice short, routes were added, the only two that seem close at all are Icebreaker and Deception. I really don't see the difference between climbing the obvious faces on a formation and climbing every possible crack line on a formation. To each their own I guess.
By Dave Cox
Dec 14, 2004
Got to love the 3rd class bolted routes to the right Baby Steps and Girl Power. Almost like a babysitter in the form of granite. I guess everything goes.
By J Walker
From: Bakersfield, CA
Jan 5, 2015
I must be an idiot but I couldn't find Iceberg Boulder. We ended up on Pretty Woman. Are the directions for the boulder above correct?
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