Type: Boulder, 25 ft
FA: John Bachar
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Shared By: RTM on Sep 30, 2002
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Another of Joshua Tree's finest boulder problems, this ascends the center of a beautiful vertical face peppered with juggy slashes. The crux is encountered fairly low on the problem, leaving many airy jugs to be savored. The problem tops out at around 25 ft. with an easy, yet committing mantel.


This fairly obvious boulder is located along the approach to Jerry's Quarry. Park at turnout #5 (on the right, just before the Road Unmaintained sign), walk west towards the largest formation (Jerry's Quarry) for approximately 1/2 mile to a large boulder that sits next to a small rockpile, just before a very large wash. The problem is on the west side of the boulder.


Pads, Spotters
What year did Bachar do the FA? The youtube
version of this climb. Nov 28, 2006
C Miller
  V3 R
C Miller   CA  
  V3 R
A classic for sure with a thin crux halfway and ever more positive holds up the steepening face to a very high topout - bring the big pads! Mar 30, 2009
C Miller
  V3 R
C Miller   CA  
  V3 R
A recent discussion on Supertopo concerning Slashface - supertopo.com/climbing/thre…. Apr 30, 2009
Waukesha, WI
Randers   Waukesha, WI
was there a couple weeks ago. We were forced to leave after about 20 minutes due to horrible swarms of bees that literally made us keep a steady jog back to the car. Severely disappointing as we did not have time to truly work this amazing problem. Won't be back in J-tree for a while as we are from Wisconsin. This is one of the most beautiful boulders I've ever seen. Sep 13, 2009
John Long
Venice, CA
John Long   Venice, CA
Funny thing about this one was that BITD it wasn't considered a true highball (like Way Too High or So High et al) because the crux was down low and the top was easy 5.10. But that first time up was an adventure for everyone. Gotta be one of the true classics at Josh. Jul 19, 2011
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
Everyone seems to have a different way of doing this, along with exciting height and moves that require finesse this is a true standard of classic JT bouldering.

Also...HEY! Chill out with the tick marks! Dec 27, 2013
Ben Voutour
Los Angeles, CA
Ben Voutour   Los Angeles, CA
What is the closest bathroom to Slash Face? Nov 10, 2018
Ashley Swenson
Pasadena, CA
Ashley Swenson   Pasadena, CA
youtu.be/HOfdFoCorKU Dec 30, 2018