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* High Desert Bouldering

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* High Desert Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Crimp Nasty on Nov 11, 2012
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Dave about to finish the short n' sweet route.


High Desert Bouldering:

"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.” (Hunter S. Thompson) Insanity is the muse of the desert. Disillusion and dehydration can lead one to do the craziest of things. However, the question one must ask their self is “Am I crazy for posting this or are you for reading it?”

For those of you brave enough to call this area home, I both pity and admire you. Sailing through the barren sea of choss can be hopelessly depressing, but do not lose faith! I too once drifted across these parts and have managed to find a gem or two in the process. However, it should go without saying that these areas are still in fact choss.

My aim for this project is to share areas that have been shown to me, ones which I have found, and to hopefully learn of some new ones in the process. None of these areas are destination worthy, but all can provide hours of choss filled enchantment. In my experience, this is just what the High Desert Boulderer needs.

Getting There 

Most likely a dirt road...

Climbing Season

For the High Desert area.

Weather station 11.6 miles from here

33 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For * High Desert Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: After sticking the throw Matt pulls his feet back ...

Old Man Throw V4 6B  CA : High Desert : ... : Wagon Wheel
Start matched on deep crimp with white tick mark and have a right heel hook on very small dish below. First move is the crux with a right hand throw for a small crimp on the nose of the route. Hand foot match and make another bump to a very nice flake. Finish the route climbing straight up and over....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Chris Asencio
From: Hesperia, CA
Nov 16, 2012
This is what the High Desert area needs, more options for rockclimbing of all calibers. The boulders are indeed out there, but only for those with the will to find them.