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Fist Full of Walnuts 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
FA: Russ Walling & Roy McClenahan
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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 10, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Shipwreck Boulder - East Face, Joshua Tree.

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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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By Russ Walling
Dec 10, 2007
rating: V2- 5+

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.
By Tavis Ricksecker
Sep 21, 2008

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! :)
By Cole Gibson
Feb 2, 2009

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!!
By Nick Sullens
From: Yosemite/ Bishop
Mar 4, 2012

I thought it was pretty easy for a Josh 3, it climbed more like a route than a boulder problem. Good fun!
Mar 20, 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.
From: Winona
Apr 26, 2012

Wow! glad I got on that gem while it was open. RIP.
By fat cow
From: St. Paul, MN
Apr 27, 2012

why did they close it, anyone know?
By FooDawg
From: New Haven, CT
Mar 18, 2013

Found some Native American art on the backside of the boulder where Turboflange and Block Party are.

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