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*Joshua Tree Bouldering* Rock Climbing 


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Ropeless Days in Joshua Tree 

Joshua Tree National Park is a mighty big place; 900,000 acres plus or minus a few, so this is an attempt to help our hands-up crowd get straight to what they want, bouldering! This is a work in progress so some things will inevitably get shifted around a bit, so please bear with us!






Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Bruckman doing a lap.  Early '80s?
Dave Bruckman doing a lap. Early '80s?


Rock Climbing Photo: Darin sticking it on SNL. April '06.
Darin sticking it on SNL. April '06.

Getting Here and There 

Each area has its own directions, with hyper-links to a greater area that the bouldering site might be found in. Being a work in progress, if there is any sketchy or confusing directions, please let an administrator know so the site can be improved!

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Weather station 10.1 miles from here

960 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',28],['3 Stars',150],['2 Stars',327],['1 Star',403],['Bomb',7]
['<=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',440],['V2-3',340],['V4-5',119],['V6-7',37],['V8-9',16],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',8],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in *Joshua Tree Bouldering*

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for *Joshua Tree Bouldering*:
False Up 20   V0- 4-     Boulder, 20'   JBMF Boulders : False Up 20 Boulder
Hobbit Hole Offwidth   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   Outback Bouldering : Hobbit Hole Boulder
Pinhead   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
White Rastafarian   V2 5+ R     Boulder, 20'   Outback Bouldering : White Rastafarian Boulder
The Chube   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Gunsmoke Area : Chube Boulder
False Hueco Traverse   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Outback Bouldering : False Hueco Boulder
Fry Problem   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Fry Boulders : Fry Boulder
Slashface   V3 6A R     Boulder, 25'   Western Belt : Slash Boulder
Gunsmoke   V3 6A     Boulder, 80'   Gunsmoke Area : Gunsmoke Wall
Saturday Night Live   V4 6B     Boulder, 13'   Real Hidden Valley Circuit : Saturday Night Live Boulder
Stem Gem   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Stem Gem Boulder
Pigpen   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Pigpen Boulder
Master Cylinder    V5 6C     Boulder, 18'   Echo Rock Boulders : Master Cylinder
So High   V5 6C R     Boulder, 40'   Turtle Rock Circuit : So High Boulder
JBMFP   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   JBMF Boulders : JBMF Boulder
Planet X   V6 7A R     Boulder, 23'   Planet X Area : Planet X Boulder
Scatterbrain    V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   Scatterbrain Area : Scatterbrain Boulder
Caveman   V6 7A     Boulder, 30'   HVCG West : Caveman Boulder
Streetcar Named Desire   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 13'   Gunsmoke Area : Streetcar Boulder
Alexandria   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   Loveland Bouldering : The Rosetta Stone
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in *Joshua Tree Bouldering*

Featured Route For *Joshua Tree Bouldering*
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice little rest before committing to the final mo...

False Up 20 V0- 4-  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : False Up 20 Boulder
Around and left from the JBMFP Boulder is a massive boulder, the largest in the area, with a striking lieback flake on it's north face. Solid moves on this the whole way, but it gets pretty high and (pads or not) falling is probably best avoided. Two stars out of five....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of *Joshua Tree Bouldering* Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulders in 'The Tree'
Boulders in 'The Tree'
Rock Climbing Photo: Charlie Barrett on 'Streetcar Named Desire'
Charlie Barrett on 'Streetcar Named Desire'
Rock Climbing Photo: Rick Dierkson bouldering the White Rastafarian, ph...
Rick Dierkson bouldering the White Rastafarian, ph...
Rock Climbing Photo: Darin Limvere cruising 'Meadows Direct' just east ...
Darin Limvere cruising 'Meadows Direct' just east ...
Rock Climbing Photo: 15 year old Dan Mills sending the "X" on...
15 year old Dan Mills sending the "X" on...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stonehenge Boulders
Stonehenge Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Ethan Pringle on the FA of The Peanut V7, Geology ...
Ethan Pringle on the FA of The Peanut V7, Geology ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeremy Freeman bouldering in The Tree
Jeremy Freeman bouldering in The Tree
Rock Climbing Photo: Charlie Barrett on 'Shipwreck' v3, Real Hidden Val...
Charlie Barrett on 'Shipwreck' v3, Real Hidden Val...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jugs to thin fingers...
BETA PHOTO: Jugs to thin fingers...
Rock Climbing Photo: Seven legs is enough, Joshua Tree NP
Seven legs is enough, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: James on the steep prow of Psyche (V4), Joshua Tre...
James on the steep prow of Psyche (V4), Joshua Tre...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chad Parker bouldering J-Tree
Chad Parker bouldering J-Tree
Rock Climbing Photo: another dinky problem. Photo y Blitzo.
another dinky problem. Photo y Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: J-Tree
J-Tree
Rock Climbing Photo: Flight Attendant (V4), Joshua Tree NP
Flight Attendant (V4), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Bruce on Pinhead
Bruce on Pinhead
Rock Climbing Photo: The Stonehenge Area
The Stonehenge Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Somewhere out there. Photo by Blitzo.
Somewhere out there. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Roadrunner near Hidden Valley CG, Joshua Tree.
Roadrunner near Hidden Valley CG, Joshua Tree.
Rock Climbing Photo: Craig bouldering in Indian Cove, Joshua Tree NP
Craig bouldering in Indian Cove, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Anyone knows the name of this boulder problem? It'...
Anyone knows the name of this boulder problem? It'...
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the locals, Joshua Tree NP
One of the locals, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Shadow people in the Outback, Joshua Tree NP
Shadow people in the Outback, Joshua Tree NP

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By Jason Scott Heacock
From: Nashua, NH
Dec 15, 2011
Does anyone know if your able to camp out at (any) of these bouldering destinations? as in near the rocks for bouldering, ect....

especially if the other sites are full.....

-Thanks!
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 15, 2011
I guess that depends on which boulders you're talking about. Camping in JTNP is for established areas only, all of which are pay campgrounds. The park does allow for backpacking camps in 13 designated areas which might yield you some good results but.....these areas are also predetermined by the park. You must be registered, set up camp greater than 1 mile from the road and 500 feet from any trail.

In regards to sites being full....you can find BLM in Joshua Tree that is free, legal and never full.

Everything you need to know plus more about JTNP camping is found here including the suave little map to the BLM overflow area. Good luck!

nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/cam...
By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Jan 16, 2012
By b-team
Sep 26, 2012
some j-tree highball classics

By Brad Alexander
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Dec 17, 2013
By Manny Segovia
From: Sacramento, California
Jan 13, 2014
Ive never had a problem before since climbers are generally very honest but my girl and I just got 3 pairs of shoes 2 chalk bags and a crash pad stolen from out campsite. LOCK UP YOUR GEAR. J tree is under 100 miles from LA and unfortunately not everyone who comes here is an honest climber :(. Yes Ive learned my lesson but I urge you to learn from my mistake and don't get your trip shortened. Its 5 minutes to put your gear in your car. Also, its a long shot but the items were 1 pair of size 39.5 women's Nago's. 1 pair of resoled half sole and rand size 9.5us men's Mythos. 1 pair of blue size 10 resoled half sole and rand Evolv's with the left upper Velcro ripped slightly. 1 black metoluis bailout crashpad that looks like every other crashpad haha. 1 black Prana chalk bag with a sun patch sewn on and 1 orange and black evolv chalk bag. If you see these on c list or anywhere else please email me a link so i can check em out. segovia.mja@gmail.com thank you and PLEASE, lock up your gear at night or put it in your tent or something.
By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Mar 18, 2014
By Jeremy Schoenborn
From: yucca valley ca
Oct 1, 2014
Cool, HQ reel of some J-Tree moderate boulder problems, filmed and edited by Rob Schoenborn

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