Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Russ Walling & Roy McClenahan
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 10, 2007
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start way back in the alcove and handrail, jam and stem your way up and into the light and better jams near the lip. Finish by turning the corner and making an easy mantle to finish. Descend by downclimbing Down with the Ship, the problem just left of where the problem tops out.


Located on the east side of the Shipwreck boulder pile at an obvious flared alcove where the two boulders meet.


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Russ Walling
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
FA: Russ Walling & Roy McClenahan

Named Fist Full of Walnuts on account of the size of the loose grains in the back of the thing. I think we were still into our "poncho" wearing phase, so we were playing off the Fist Full of Dollars thing. Early 80's. Dec 10, 2007
One of my favorites in all of Josh. Great to sandbag your buddies on ("It's only v3, come on!") Very strenuous jamming and stemming, I almost puked the first time I finished this one! :) Sep 21, 2008
Had to comment after reading the above^^^^. I almost puked my first time too!! One of my new favorites and just like Tavis said this makes for an awesome sandbag. Don't let them tape their hands and then sit back and watch the fun!! Feb 2, 2009
Nick Sullens
Nick Sullens   Yosemite
I thought it was pretty easy for a Josh 3, it climbed more like a route than a boulder problem. Good fun! Mar 4, 2012
Can I get a moment of silence - for one of Josh's coolest boulder problems - Fist Full of Walnuts - is now permanently closed to climbing. Mar 20, 2012
EB   Winona
Wow! glad I got on that gem while it was open. RIP. Apr 26, 2012
fat cow
St. Paul, MN
fat cow   St. Paul, MN
why did they close it, anyone know? Apr 27, 2012
Santa Clarita, CA
FooDawg   Santa Clarita, CA
Found some Native American art on the backside of the boulder where Turboflange and Block Party are. Mar 18, 2013