Access Issue: Permanent Closure Details

Description

just East/SE of So High. Shipwreck has a distinct formation -- a small boulder with another larger boulder leaning across it facing south.

Getting There

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Shipwreck Boulder

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V2- 5+
 7
Block Party
Boulder
V3 6A R
 10
Shipwreck
Boulder
V3 6A
 12
Fist Full of Walnuts
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Block Party
 7
V2- 5+ Boulder
Shipwreck
 10
V3 6A R Boulder
Fist Full of Walnuts
 12
V3 6A Boulder
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RTM  
Word on the street is that this boulder is now permanently closed to climbing! A real loss to JT bouldering... Mar 16, 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 18, 2012
RTM
RTM  
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. Mar 20, 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
RTM
RTM  
I noticed that also. Good news if thats the case - the superintendants compendium for 2012 states that the whole boulder(both halves)is closed! Nov 26, 2012
RTM
RTM  
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! Jan 14, 2013
I remember seeing that years ago but thought it was fake. Oh well; be thankful we didn't lose So High! =^D Sep 2, 2014
Brian ~+~+~+
Oceanside
Brian ~+~+~+   Oceanside
Rock art on the underside of shipwreck is the reason for the closure. Sep 21, 2018