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Indian Cove Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 34.0933, -116.1585 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Apr 8, 2009
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Julia on "Pixie Dust" (V1). Photo by Bli...


This lower elevation area can be a good choice when it's cold and windy in the main part of the Park. Although bouldering here has never been documented in any guidebook it's obvious that limited activity has been going on here for many years.

The rock tends to be of somewhat lesser quality in the Indian Cove Area but thankfully exceptions do exist in the campground area as well as further afield.

Getting There 

Check the various sub-areas for more detailed approach information.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

62 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',29],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Indian Cove Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Indian Cove Bouldering:
Pixie Dust   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   Indian Cove CG : Pixie Boulder
Strength of Steel   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Varnished Wall Boulders : Anvil Boulder
Monkey Gone to Heaven   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Indian Cove CG : Pixie Boulder
Snappa   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Indian Cove CG : Pixie Boulder
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Featured Route For Indian Cove Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: Frankie Santos on "Vassal Lean' AKA "Bub...

Vassal Lean V4 6B  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Feudal Boulder
This interesting problem offers interesting moves on rock that's a little on the rough side. SDS at an good undercling and contort your body (the vassal lean) as you work your hands along the steep arete. Gain a good jug and work up to the top. Can be done from a standing start at about V0+.* This problem isn't listed in the Joshua Tree Bouldering Guide but is an obvious line with some good moves that's worth a go when in the area....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Indian Cove Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: James topping out on Try-Tip Sandwich (V1), Joshua...
James topping out on Try-Tip Sandwich (V1), Joshua...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering on knobs near the Awesome Boulder, Josh...
Bouldering on knobs near the Awesome Boulder, Josh...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another cool boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Another cool boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: A random boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
A random boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Strength of Steel (V2), Joshua Tree NP
Strength of Steel (V2), Joshua Tree NP

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By V0Hero
From: 805
Oct 29, 2016
The miramontes guidebook has all this stuff in it. Maybe it was updated, there are quite a few JT problems listed on MP as "not in a guidebook" and I can look them up in the guidebook in 20 seconds.
By C Miller
Nov 12, 2016
Comments posted were regarding the 2003 edition of the bouldering guide which was out of date at the time; Indian Cove was not even covered in that edition of the guidebook.

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