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just East/SE of So High. Shipwreck has a distinct formation -- a small boulder with another larger boulder leaning across it facing south.
park in the Real Hidden Valley area. walk around the SW corner of Turtle Rock (large formation to the south of the parking lot). pass Flakey Boulder, and continue on towards So High...staying close to Turtle Rock. Shipwreck is located about 20 yards East/SE of So High.
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BETA PHOTO: Ship Wreck boulder
BETA PHOTO: Shipwreck Boulder - East Face, Joshua Tree.
BETA PHOTO: Shipwreck Boulder (Northeast Face) topo, JTNP.
Shipwreck Boulder east side.
Photo by Blitzo.
|Comments on Shipwreck Boulder
Mar 16, 2012
Word on the street is that this boulder is now permanently closed to climbing! A real loss to JT bouldering...
|By Richard Shore|
Mar 18, 2012
RTM - what's the reason behind the closure? Plant destruction at the base, native artifacts/petroglyphs nearby? Fist Full of Walnuts is one of my fav's.. A real loss indeed.
Mar 20, 2012
I believe that rock art is the reason for the closures. Closures include everything from Block Party all the way around to the problem Shipwreck.
|By Trad Nanny|
Nov 26, 2012
There's a sign on the north side of the boulder declaring that side closed but nothing on the Ship Wreak side.
Nov 26, 2012
I noticed that also. Good news if thats the case - the superintendants compendium for 2012 states that the whole boulder(both halves)is closed!
Jan 14, 2013
Looks like the Park Service has moved the sign to over by Block Party, which is where it should be, because thats where the rock art is!