Southwest of Pinched Loaf and 15 minutes or less from the road is this must-visit boulder which is home of the classic highball Slashface (V3 R) and a couple more fun problems. There is a decent amount of bouldering in the immediate vicinity as well which only adds to the appeal of this spot.
Drive 3.6 miles down the Geology Tour Road and park in the obvious turnout (watch for soft sand). Heading west along a trail for 10-15 minutes reaches the boulder.
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Slashface V3 R Boulder, 25 feet
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Slashface V3 R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Slash Boulder
Another of Joshua Tree's finest boulder problems, this ascends the center of a beautiful vertical face peppered with juggy slashes. The crux is encountered fairly low on the problem, leaving many airy jugs to be savored. The problem tops out at around 25 ft. with an easy, yet committing mantel. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA