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Wedge Boulder

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Turtle Face, Left 

Wedge Boulder  


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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 18, 2007
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Description 

Located near the southwestern edge of Turtle Rock in an area filled with boulders, this triangle shaped block is home to a dozen or more problems from V-easy to V4 with most being V2 and under.

Slab climbing is the theme here and quality problems like the Northwest Arete (5.8), Turtle Face, Left (V0) and Turtle Face, Center (V2) will either hone your skills or help convince you that friends don't let friends climb slab.

Getting There 

Walk south along the west face of Turtle Rock (the obvious large formation) following a well-defined trail to reach a large open area. The Wedge Boulder, with it's distinctive triangle shape, will be one of the first boulders seen in the distance.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=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',5],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wedge Boulder:
Northwest Arete   V-easy 3     Boulder, 20'   
Right Arete   V0- 4-     Boulder, 18'   
Turtle Face, Left   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   
Placebo   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   
Turtle Face Center   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   
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Featured Route For Wedge Boulder
"Descent Route". <br />Photo by Blitzo.

Descent Route V-easy 3  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Wedge Boulder
This goes up/down the easy slab on the left side of the East Face. It's about 5.7 with the start being the crux and can be avoided on descent by jumping off....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Wedge Boulder. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Wedge Boulder.
Photo by Blitzo.
Wedge Boulder - West Face, Joshua Tree.
BETA PHOTO: Wedge Boulder - West Face, Joshua Tree.
The Wedge bouler <br />Photo by Brent Gonzales
The Wedge bouler
Photo by Brent Gonzales
Wedge Boulder
BETA PHOTO: Wedge Boulder
Wedge Boulder.  west face
BETA PHOTO: Wedge Boulder. west face
The Wedge Boulder
The Wedge Boulder

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