Mountain Project Logo

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
Bullet Proof Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Cap Rock Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 40 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 40
Echo Rock Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 44 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 44
Geology Tour Road Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 79 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 79
Hall of Horrors Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 54 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 54
Hidden Valley Campground Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 123 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 123
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
Outback Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 99 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 99
Planet X Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 44 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 44
Quail Springs Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 100 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 100
Queen Mountain Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 64 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 64
Real Hidden Valley Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 78 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 78
Roadside Rocks Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 50 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 50
Ryan Campground Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 28 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 28
Stonehenge and Fry Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 39 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 39
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!









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!

1,032 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: *Joshua Tree Bouldering* Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

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-
False Up 20
Boulder
V0 4
Hobbit Hole Offwidth
Boulder
V1 5
False Hueco
Boulder
V2 5+ R
White Rastafarian
Boulder
V2 5+
The Chube
Boulder
V2 5+
Fry Problem
Boulder
V2 5+
False Hueco Traverse
Boulder
V3 6A
Gunsmoke
Boulder
V3 6A R
Slashface
Boulder
V4 6B
Stem Gem
Boulder
V4 6B
Pigpen
Boulder
V4 6B
Saturday Night Live
Boulder
V4 6B
Roof Romp
Boulder
V5 6C
JBMFP
Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4
Pinhead
Boulder
False Up 20 Rdside Rocks Boul… > JBMF Boulders > False Up 20 Boulder V0- 4- Boulder
Hobbit Hole Offwidth Outback Bouldering > Hobbit Hole Boulder V0 4 Boulder
False Hueco Outback Bouldering > False Hueco Boulder V1 5 Boulder
White Rastafarian Outback Bouldering > White Rastafarian Boulder V2 5+ R Boulder
The Chube Barker Dam Boulde… > Gunsmoke Area > Chube Boulder V2 5+ Boulder
Fry Problem Stonehenge and Fr… > Fry Boulders > Fry Boulder V2 5+ Boulder
False Hueco Traverse Outback Bouldering > False Hueco Boulder V2 5+ Boulder
Gunsmoke Barker Dam Boulde… > Gunsmoke Area > Gunsmoke Wall V3 6A Boulder
Slashface Geology Tour Rd B… > Western Belt > Slash Boulder V3 6A R Boulder
Stem Gem Hidden Valley Cam… > … > HVCG West > Stem Gem Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Pigpen Hidden Valley Cam… > … > Manx Boulders Cir… > Pigpen Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Saturday Night Live Real Hidden Valle… > Real Hidden Valle… > Saturday Night Live Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Roof Romp Outback Bouldering > Romp Roof V4 6B Boulder
JBMFP Rdside Rocks Boul… > JBMF Boulders > JBMF Boulder V5 6C Boulder
Pinhead Hidden Valley Cam… > … > HVCG North > Pinhead Boulder 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 Boulder
More Classic Climbs in *Joshua Tree Bouldering* »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
Empty
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D
caesar.salad
earth
caesar.salad   earth
FYI for people who have never been bouldering in Jtree, it's sandbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggged. Aug 22, 2017
RTM
RTM  
thanks for the shout-out rp, a new edition should be out in a couple of weeks! Oct 22, 2016
Ar Py  
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
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
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
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
Brad Alexander
Costa Mesa, CA
Brad Alexander   Costa Mesa, CA
vimeo.com/80525112 Dec 17, 2013
b-team  
some j-tree highball classics

https://vimeo.com/20027974 Sep 26, 2012
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
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

More About *Joshua Tree Bouldering*

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New
Guidebooks (1)

All Photos Within *Joshua Tree Bouldering* (2,088)

Most Popular · Newest