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Wedge Boulder

California > Joshua Tree NP > Joshua Tree Bou… > Real Hidden Val… > Turtle Rock Circuit


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.

Routes from Left to Right

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Emily Craft tuning her less than vert forte
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Turtle Face Left
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The Wedge bouler<br>
Photo by Brent Gonzales
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Wedge Boulder.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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Wedge Boulder - West Face, Joshua Tree.
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Wedge Boulder.  west face
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Wedge Boulder
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