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Pretty Woman S 
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Iceberg Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.08599, -116.14488 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Josh Beck on Mar 4, 2003
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A large lone standing boulder, approximately 50' tall and very clean, located west of the parking for Rattlesnake Canyon and the picnic area. There are nine bolted routes on this boulder and a handful of other routes (bolted and trad) in the area.

Getting There 

Tucked slightly out of view around a left handed bend in a cove of rock about 100 yards west of the outhouse at the end of the dirt road that extends to picnic tables, but very obvious once you see it.

Climbing Season

For the Rattlesnake Canyon area.

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Iceberg Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Iceberg Boulder:
Pretty Woman   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Kat's Meow   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Boortemus   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Finley's Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Iceberg Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Iceberg Boulder - West Face
BETA PHOTO: Iceberg Boulder - West Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Iceberg Boulder - East face
BETA PHOTO: Iceberg Boulder - East face
Rock Climbing Photo:  East Face. Photo by Blitzo.
East Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Iceberg Boulder from the road, Joshua Tree NP
The Iceberg Boulder from the road, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Iceberg Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Iceberg Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Iceberg Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Iceberg Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.

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By David Evans
Aug 25, 2004
Sounds like the Iceberg Boulder ought to be called "Pincushion Boulder" or "Grid Pattern Boulder" now. Doesn't sound too pretty.
By socalbolter
From: Silverado, CA
Dec 13, 2004
Dave, if you haven't already you should go look at it. It's hardly a "pincushion." While several nice short, routes were added, the only two that seem close at all are Icebreaker and Deception. I really don't see the difference between climbing the obvious faces on a formation and climbing every possible crack line on a formation. To each their own I guess.
By Dave Cox
Dec 14, 2004
Got to love the 3rd class bolted routes to the right Baby Steps and Girl Power. Almost like a babysitter in the form of granite. I guess everything goes.
By J Walker
From: Bakersfield, CA
Jan 5, 2015
I must be an idiot but I couldn't find Iceberg Boulder. We ended up on Pretty Woman. Are the directions for the boulder above correct?

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