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Elevation: 4,300'
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This is a popular bouldering destination and has many good problems as well as the classic JBMFP (John Bachar Memorial Face Problem), one of the Top 10 classic boulder problems in the Park. Some of the fun problems here include False Up 20 (5.9) a highball lieback flake up a vertical face, True Grit (V3) a sloping arete to rockover topout, Razarium (V5) a thin face with crisp sidepulls and JBMFP (V5) the CLASSIC thin face problem.

Getting There 

Located across the road from the world famous Double Cross (5.7+). This area will be on the right (west) when driving into the Park from the town of Joshua Tree, and will be obvious when the large formation of Intersection Rock comes into view.

John Bachar, 1957-2009 

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.2 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in JBMF Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for JBMF Boulders:
Descent Route   V-easy 3     Boulder, 20'   False Up 20 Boulder
False Up 20   V0- 4-     Boulder, 20'   False Up 20 Boulder
False Blockhead   V1 5     Boulder, 11'   The Blockhead
Yabo Roof   V3 6A     Boulder, 6'   Yabo Roof Area
True Grit   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   JBMF Boulder
Lechlinski Corner   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   JBMF Boulder
Two Stroke   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   JBMF Boulder
Unnamed Problem   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Yabo Roof Area
Nitwitsit   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   The Blockhead
JBMFP   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   JBMF Boulder
False Blockhead Sit Start   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   The Blockhead
Yabo Roof Traverse   V6 7A     Boulder   Yabo Roof Area
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JBMFP V5 6C  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : JBMF Boulder
This classic problem takes a proud line directly up the middle of the large boulder near False Up 20 (V0-), and sits directly across the road from Double Cross. Depending on how tall you are there are a few different starting holds, but thin holds are the name of the game on this problem. Don't breath too hard as you might blow yourself off the crux, but as you hit that last hold with your right hand, rest assured that the final throw for the lip might look far but that hold is huge!...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: JBMF (right) and False Up 20 (left, behind the tre...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Indian Cave Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Indian Cave Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.

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