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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 33.9462, -116.0762 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Oct 26, 2003
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Looking south from near the Volcano Boulder, Joshu...

Description 

The Volcano Boulder actually consists of two large boulders adjacent to each other on the southwest facing slope of the massive rock pile known as The Volcano. The Volcano is a conglomeration of rocks north northeast of the Lechlinski Crack Formation and is easily seen from the Geology Tour road. Most of the routes ascend bolt protected faces on the largest boulders.

Getting There 

Drive south on the Geology Tour Road for about 4.5 miles and park along the side of the road. Don't go too far down the sandy hill unless you have 4 wheel drive! Hike east along the south side of the obvious rubble pile and then boulder hop up to the base of the boulder - the approach takes about 10-15 minutes from the car.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.0 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Volcano Boulder
Hot Lava (5.11a), Joshua Tree NP

Hot Lava 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Volcano Boulder
This south facing climb, which ascends a polished slab and sharp arete, appears deceptively easy from the ground. After clipping a bolt, high step and rock onto the slab from a platform. Continue to the flattened top of the boulder using small edges on the arete, and micro-knobs on the face past three more bolts. Insecure smearing requires continuous body tension. Traverse left about 7 more feet to the anchors after reaching the flattened top. This route is great but not recommended on a sunny a...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Volcano Boulder, Joshua Tree NP
Volcano Boulder, Joshua Tree NP
The Volcano Boulder from the desert floor, Joshua ...
The Volcano Boulder from the desert floor, Joshua ...
The landmark Volcano Boulder, Joshua Tree NP
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