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Joshua Tree Question


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Stanley McKnight · · Paradise Valley, Arizona · Joined Jan 2013 · Points: 268

My wife and I may have a few extra hours near Joshua Tree on an upcoming trip. Are there any good boulders with some easier climbs (v0-v4) that don't require a long drive/ approach? We would be entering the park from the south entrance off the highway 10.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Mike Brady · · Van Diesel, OR · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 681

There are an overwhelming amount of boulders that fit that description. With that said V0-V4 is Josh can be pretty on point so I would be ready to deal with that.  I would consider at least perusing through a guidebook to come up with a general vicinity that you want to check out. 

nathanael · · Riverside, CA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 307

The heart of the climbing in the park is about an hour from the south entrance. If that's not too far, then yes, there's lots of easy boulder problems, most with minimal approach.

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 310

It is quite a long drive from the south entrance of the Park to HVCG.... maybe 35-45 min driving. 

There is some really good bouldering in the rocks off of the I10...and in a a canyon just past the south entrance station. 

Todd Gordon posted some stuff on Supertopo about it on one of his many post about climbing in JT ....  if you looked at all of his post you will find it. 

if you want I can did up the stuff about the I10 .... I know the area is listed on MP 

I have driving directions at home in my big white note book, I can did it up if you like. 



Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,265

"It is quite a long drive from the south entrance of the Park to HVCG.... maybe 35-45 min driving."

You must be PUSHING your vehicle, because it for damned sure doesn't take that long to drive in. (Unless there are a million cars in front of you)

LOL!

nathanael · · Riverside, CA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 307
Locker wrote:

"It is quite a long drive from the south entrance of the Park to HVCG.... maybe 35-45 min driving."

You must be PUSHING your vehicle, because it for damned sure doesn't take that long to drive in. (Unless there are a million cars in front of you)

LOL!

HVCG is like 50 miles from the 10...

LOL!

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 310

Locker.... well it was raining, hard... I did stop a few times... it seemed like a hella long time...

 Locker....   Google maps says its 1 hour 38 minutes  from The General Patton Museum to Yucca Valley...  so I will stand by my 35-45 min estimate.  So Entrance to HVCG


Fernando Cal · · Long Beach, CA · Joined Dec 2015 · Points: 5
Locker wrote:

"It is quite a long drive from the south entrance of the Park to HVCG.... maybe 35-45 min driving."

You must be PUSHING your vehicle, because it for damned sure doesn't take that long to drive in. (Unless there are a million cars in front of you)

LOL!

watch out for the tortoise!

Fat Dad · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 60

You could also hit the Tram if you've got a little more time to kill.  If you're wed on Josh, there's plenty around HVCG, the Outback or around Turtle Rock.  

Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,265

Frank,

My sense of direction is second to none.

That said, I was thinking of the West entrance.

"Orleen, I'd like a large cup of DUH!"

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 310

No worries... I figured you just had it turned around in your head. 

I understand retirement and the lack of stimulation, Mo clinsky tells me one needs to find something to do every day.   

till we meet again, best of luck.

   


Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,265

"I understand retirement and the lack of stimulation"

LOL!

Brandt Allen · · Joshua Tree, Cal · Joined Jan 2004 · Points: 215
Locker wrote:

Frank,

My sense of direction is second to none.

That's vey true. Around these parts he's known as "The Pathfinder."

Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,265

^^^

And he is known as... "Jackhammer"

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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