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Areas in Joshua Tree Bouldering*

49 Palms Oasis Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Barker Dam Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 40 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 40
Cap Rock Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 41 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 41
Echo Rock Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 44 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 44
Geology Tour Road Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 84 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 84
Hall of Horrors Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 54 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 54
Hidden Valley Campground Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 135 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 135
Indian Cove Bouldering 3 / 0 / 0 / 63 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 63
Lonesome Crowded West 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Lost Horse Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 63 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 63
Loveland Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Lucky Boy Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 30 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 30
Outback Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 100 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 100
Planet X Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 47 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 47
Quail Springs Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 123 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 123
Queen Mountain Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 64 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 64
Real Hidden Valley Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 79 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 79
Roadside Rocks Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 53 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 53
Ryan Campground Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 32 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 32
Stonehenge and Fry Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 40 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 40
Wonderland of Rocks North 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1

Ropeless Days in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park is a mighty big place; 900,000 acres plus or minus a few, so this is an attempt to help our hands-up crowd get straight to what they want, bouldering! This is a work in progress so some things will inevitably get shifted around a bit, so please bear with us!

Bardini Crack

Haj cranking through strawberry contraceptives

Loving the undercling.

Psyche

Getting Here and There

Each area has its own directions, with hyper-links to a greater area that the bouldering site might be found in. Being a work in progress, if there is any sketchy or confusing directions, please let an administrator know so the site can be improved!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Joshua Tree Bouldering*

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0- 4-
 93
False Up 20
Boulder
V0 4
 84
Illicit Sweetie
Boulder
V0 4
 82
Hobbit Hole Offwidth
Boulder
V2 5+
 178
The Chube
Boulder
V2 5+ R
 124
White Rastafarian
Boulder
V2 5+
 67
Fry Problem
Boulder
V2 5+
 135
False Hueco Traverse
Boulder
V3 6A
 243
Gunsmoke
Boulder
V3 6A R
 70
Slashface
Boulder
V3 6A
 79
Yabo Roof
Boulder
V4 6B
 90
Stem Gem
Boulder
V4 6B
 80
Pigpen
Boulder
V4 6B
 79
Saturday Night Live
Boulder
V4 6B
 98
Roof Romp
Boulder
V5 6C
 97
JBMFP
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
False Up 20 Rdside Rocks Bo… > JBMF Boulders > False Up 20 Boulder
 93
V0- 4- Boulder
Illicit Sweetie Planet X Boulde… > Hang > Illicit Sweetie Boulder
 84
V0 4 Boulder
Hobbit Hole Offwidth Outback Bouldering > Hobbit Hole Boulder
 82
V0 4 Boulder
The Chube Barker Dam Boul… > Gunsmoke Area > Chube Boulder
 178
V2 5+ Boulder
White Rastafarian Outback Bouldering > White Rastafarian Bou…
 124
V2 5+ R Boulder
Fry Problem Stonehenge and… > Fry Boulders > Fry Boulder
 67
V2 5+ Boulder
False Hueco Traverse Outback Bouldering > False Hueco Boulder
 135
V2 5+ Boulder
Gunsmoke Barker Dam Boul… > Gunsmoke Area > Gunsmoke Wall
 243
V3 6A Boulder
Slashface Geology Tour Rd… > Western Belt > Slash Boulder
 70
V3 6A R Boulder
Yabo Roof Rdside Rocks Bo… > JBMF Boulders > Yabo Roof Area
 79
V3 6A Boulder
Stem Gem Hidden Valley C… > … > HVCG West > Stem Gem Boulder
 90
V4 6B Boulder
Pigpen Hidden Valley C… > … > Manx Boulders C… > Pigpen Boulder
 80
V4 6B Boulder
Saturday Night Live Real Hidden Val… > Real Hidden Val… > Saturday Night Live B…
 79
V4 6B Boulder
Roof Romp Outback Bouldering > Romp Roof
 98
V4 6B Boulder
JBMFP Rdside Rocks Bo… > JBMF Boulders > JBMF Boulder
 97
V5 6C Boulder
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Jason Scott Heacock
Milford, NH
Jason Scott Heacock   Milford, NH
Does anyone know if your able to camp out at (any) of these bouldering destinations? as in near the rocks for bouldering, ect....

especially if the other sites are full.....

-Thanks! Dec 15, 2011
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
I guess that depends on which boulders you're talking about. Camping in JTNP is for established areas only, all of which are pay campgrounds. The park does allow for backpacking camps in 13 designated areas which might yield you some good results but.....these areas are also predetermined by the park. You must be registered, set up camp greater than 1 mile from the road and 500 feet from any trail.

In regards to sites being full....you can find BLM in Joshua Tree that is free, legal and never full.

Everything you need to know plus more about JTNP camping is found here including the suave little map to the BLM overflow area. Good luck!

nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/… Dec 15, 2011
b-team  
some j-tree highball classics

https://vimeo.com/20027974 Sep 26, 2012
Brad Alexander
Costa Mesa, CA
Brad Alexander   Costa Mesa, CA
vimeo.com/80525112 Dec 17, 2013
Manny Segovia
Sacramento, California
Manny Segovia   Sacramento, California
Ive never had a problem before since climbers are generally very honest but my girl and I just got 3 pairs of shoes 2 chalk bags and a crash pad stolen from out campsite. LOCK UP YOUR GEAR. J tree is under 100 miles from LA and unfortunately not everyone who comes here is an honest climber :(. Yes Ive learned my lesson but I urge you to learn from my mistake and don't get your trip shortened. Its 5 minutes to put your gear in your car. Also, its a long shot but the items were 1 pair of size 39.5 women's Nago's. 1 pair of resoled half sole and rand size 9.5us men's Mythos. 1 pair of blue size 10 resoled half sole and rand Evolv's with the left upper Velcro ripped slightly. 1 black metoluis bailout crashpad that looks like every other crashpad haha. 1 black Prana chalk bag with a sun patch sewn on and 1 orange and black evolv chalk bag. If you see these on c list or anywhere else please email me a link so i can check em out. segovia.mja@gmail.com thank you and PLEASE, lock up your gear at night or put it in your tent or something. Jan 13, 2014
Jeremy Schoenborn
yucca valley ca
Jeremy Schoenborn   yucca valley ca
Cool, HQ reel of some J-Tree moderate boulder problems, filmed and edited by Rob Schoenborn
youtube.com/watch?v=6FJZ_d8… Oct 1, 2014
Eddie Gianelloni
Tokyo, Japan
Eddie Gianelloni   Tokyo, Japan
Best guidebook for the park? Best bouldering guide? Looks like there are many different ones out there.

Thanks Aug 30, 2016
Rob Miramontes' "Joshua Tree Bouldering" by Wolverine Press. I think they stopped making it this year though so copies are getting scarce. Nomad Ventures, the climbing store on the turn into the west entrance, should have ample copies. Oct 18, 2016
RTM
RTM  
thanks for the shout-out rp, a new edition should be out in a couple of weeks! Oct 22, 2016
caesar.salad
earth
caesar.salad   earth
FYI for people who have never been bouldering in Jtree, it's sandbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggged. Aug 22, 2017
Will be there solo from the 24th - 1st. Looking for partners. DM me for details. I'll have a car and gear. Feb 20, 2018
Jonathan cun
San Diego, CA
Jonathan cun   San Diego, CA
I see slight change of rain/snow for thursday and friday above, If it does snow a lil or rain, will J-Tree boulders be climbable saturday? Feb 20, 2018

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