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Barker Dam Bouldering Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.028, -116.1469 View Map  Incorrect?
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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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40 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Barker Dam Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Barker Dam Bouldering:
Piano Crack   V-easy 3     Boulder, 23'   Gunsmoke Area : Piano Rock
Native Arete   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   Indian Wave Boulders : Native Arete Boulder
Corner Problem   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   Gunsmoke Area : Gunsmoke Wall
Friction 101   V1 5     Boulder, 11'   Gunsmoke Area : Friction Slab
The Chube   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Gunsmoke Area : Chube Boulder
Gunsmoke   V3 6A     Boulder, 80'   Gunsmoke Area : Gunsmoke Wall
Secret Samurai   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 12'   Gunsmoke Area : Ninja Boulder
High Noon   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   Gunsmoke Area : Gunsmoke Wall
Shanghai Noon   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Gunsmoke Area : Gunsmoke Wall
Streetcar Named Desire   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 13'   Gunsmoke Area : Streetcar Boulder
Diary of a Dope Fiend   V8 7B     Boulder, 25'   Alisters Cave
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Rock Climbing Photo: Street Car Named Desire

Streetcar Named Desire V6-7 7A+  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Streetcar Boulder
The obvious dihedral found several hundred feet East of Gunsmoke. Ascends a shallow dihedral of coarse Jtree monzogranite with increasingly difficult and technical stemming moves, up to a small roof cap that guards a juggy sloper above it. Some mantel to the left, some mantel to the right.The run-n-jump is prolly V5...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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