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Elevation: 4,200 ft
GPS: 34.028, -116.1469
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Shared By: C Miller on Jan 31, 2008
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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 Suggest change

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

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V-easy 3
 52
Piano Crack
Boulder
V0 4
 18
Native Arete
Boulder
V0 4
 30
Corner Problem
Boulder
V1 5
 24
Friction 101
Boulder
V1 5
 6
Native Arete SDS
Boulder
V2 5+
 364
The Chube
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
The Sloth
Boulder
V3 6A
 473
Gunsmoke
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 25
Secret Samurai
Boulder
V5 6C
 65
High Noon
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Shanghai Noon
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 61
Streetcar Named Desire
Boulder
V8 7B
 14
Diary of a Dope Fiend
Boulder
V8 7B PG13
 7
Lost and Found
Boulder
V12+ 8A+
 4
Iron Resolution
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Piano Crack Gunsmoke Area > Piano Rock
 52
V-easy 3 Boulder
Native Arete Indian Wave Bou… > Native Arete Boulder
 18
V0 4 Boulder
Corner Problem Gunsmoke Area > Gunsmoke Wall
 30
V0 4 Boulder
Friction 101 Gunsmoke Area > Friction Slab
 24
V1 5 Boulder
Native Arete SDS Indian Wave Bou… > Native Arete Boulder
 6
V1 5 Boulder
The Chube Gunsmoke Area > Chube Boulder
 364
V2 5+ Boulder
The Sloth Gunsmoke Area > Gunsmoke Wall
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke Area > Gunsmoke Wall
 473
V3 6A Boulder
Secret Samurai Gunsmoke Area > Ninja Boulder
 25
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
High Noon Gunsmoke Area > Gunsmoke Wall
 65
V5 6C Boulder
Shanghai Noon Gunsmoke Area > Gunsmoke Wall
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Streetcar Named Desire Gunsmoke Area > Streetcar Boulder
 61
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Diary of a Dope Fiend Alisters Cave
 14
V8 7B Boulder
Lost and Found Lost & Found Corridor
 7
V8 7B PG13 Boulder
Iron Resolution Gunsmoke Area > Iron Resolution Block
 4
V12+ 8A+ Boulder
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