Description

This area is comprised of three seperate areas - the Gunsmoke Area, the Indian Wave Boulders and Alisters Cave - which all have different approaches and markedly different feels.

The highly popular Gunsmoke Area is found north of the parking area in a large open valley that's not visible from where you park while the Indian Wave Boulders are slightly northeast of the parking area and Alisters Cave lies hidden amongst rocks on the far northwest side of the Gunsmoke Valley.

Getting There

For problems in the Gunsmoke area - park in the large paved lot and hike in along the old road which turns into a trail. Make a sharp left midway along a worn trail, pass a short rocky section, go a bit further and turn right to enter a broad open valley - the Gunsmoke traverse will soon be visible at about one o'clock (slightly to the right). Plan on a 10 minute hike from the car.

For the Indian Wave Boulders head northeast from the parking lot to pick up a trail heading east to the boulders which lie scattered about the trail. Plan on a 5 minute hike to reach this area.

Alisters Cave is approached as for Gunsmoke but you'll continue past it and head northwest towards an obvious orange corner (Rockwork Orange). See the area description for more detailed approach information. Plan on 20-30 minutes for the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Barker Dam Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 26
Piano Crack
Boulder
V0 4
 11
Native Arete
Boulder
V0 4
 17
Corner Problem
Boulder
V1 5
 11
Friction 101
Boulder
V2 5+
 194
The Chube
Boulder
V3 6A
 254
Gunsmoke
Boulder
V3 6A PG13
 6
Like a Ninja
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 12
Secret Samurai
Boulder
V5 6C
 38
High Noon
Boulder
V6 7A
 5
Shanghai Noon
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 31
Streetcar Named Desire
Boulder
V8 7B
 6
Diary of a Dope Fiend
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Piano Crack Gunsmoke Area > Piano Rock
 26
V-easy 3 Boulder
Native Arete Indian Wave Bou… > Native Arete Boulder
 11
V0 4 Boulder
Corner Problem Gunsmoke Area > Gunsmoke Wall
 17
V0 4 Boulder
Friction 101 Gunsmoke Area > Friction Slab
 11
V1 5 Boulder
The Chube Gunsmoke Area > Chube Boulder
 194
V2 5+ Boulder
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke Area > Gunsmoke Wall
 254
V3 6A Boulder
Like a Ninja Gunsmoke Area > Ninja Boulder
 6
V3 6A PG13 Boulder
Secret Samurai Gunsmoke Area > Ninja Boulder
 12
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
High Noon Gunsmoke Area > Gunsmoke Wall
 38
V5 6C Boulder
Shanghai Noon Gunsmoke Area > Gunsmoke Wall
 5
V6 7A Boulder
Streetcar Named Desire Gunsmoke Area > Streetcar Boulder
 31
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Diary of a Dope Fiend Alisters Cave
 6
V8 7B Boulder
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