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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

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:
Boortemus   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Michael pushing through the roof section and trying not to think about crawling up for a lie-down rest.

Finley's Crack 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Iceberg Boulder
This is the obvious crack directy behind the Iceberg Boulder. It goes up and right before heading over a wide roof on a striped rock. I first jumped on it around 1990, but only did the roof section this past weekend. I heard that someone named Finley may have done this sometime in the '80s. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Iceberg Boulder. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Iceberg Boulder.
Photo by Blitzo.
Iceberg Boulder - West Face
BETA PHOTO: Iceberg Boulder - West Face
Iceberg Boulder. <br />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. <br />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.