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Don Genaro Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,400'
Location: 34.05085, -116.13405 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 24, 2013
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The very long time coming third ascent of Leavitt'...


This, the companion boulder to the Don Juan Boulder (see Castaneda), is another enormous boulder which seems to draw climbers to it's steep, seemingly featureless sides. The boulder sits on a hillside below some cliffs (The Don Genaro Cliffs) which are good from afar but far from good.

Three routes have been done here - The Mexican Hat of Josh (5.11b), What is the Question (A2) and Hotpants (5.13b).

Getting There 

Approach like The Cornerstone (Uncle Willie's approach past the Freak Brothers Dome and then east into the Wonderland Wash as it heads northeast) but make a right and head south for a short distance to the obvious formation on the hillside. The distinctive block of The Refrigerator is about 400 meters to the north. The approach takes anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour from the parking area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Randy Leavitt on Hotpants, 1989

Hotpants 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Don Genaro Boulder
On the West face of the Don Genero Boulder is a very overhanging face of perfect desert varnish granite. Hotpants is a 5 bolt route that features large holds, spaced far apart. Be prepared for Houdini tricks to move from one large feature to the next. Recently (2013), Alan Moore did the third ascent, some ten years after Chris Righter did the second ascent. Well worth the walk. Full value for the grade. Like power endurance bouldering with a rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Randy Leavitt on Hotpants (5.13b), 1989
Randy Leavitt on Hotpants (5.13b), 1989
Rock Climbing Photo: Don Genaro Cliffs and Don Genaro Boulder, Joshua T...
Don Genaro Cliffs and Don Genaro Boulder, Joshua T...
Rock Climbing Photo: Randy Leavitt on Hotpants (5.13b), Joshua Tree NP ...
Randy Leavitt on Hotpants (5.13b), Joshua Tree NP ...

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