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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 4, 2007

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This oblong-shaped blob of rock is about 50' east of the Black Velvet Boulder and features a couple of unique problems on it's south face - Yawning Flare (V3) a classic JT grovelfest and Jump Chump (V5) a novel run and jump problem.

Getting There 

Hike west past the western-most picnic table and then head south skirting the rocks on your left. Spot the Black Velvet Boulder with it's distinctive black face and then head east 50' to the next clump of rocks where you'll find two problems on the south face. Plan on 5-10 minutes from the car depending upon where you've parked.

Climbing Season

For the Turtle Rock Circuit area.

Weather station 10.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Obi on the start to Yawning Flare (photo by Dan P)

Yawning Flare V2 5+  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Jump Chump Clump
Start at an obvious right-slanting crack/ramp and lieback/jam/mantle your way over a chest-high bulge to easier ground; the problem get fairly high but the climbing is much easier. An easy descent exisits off the backside.Not quite a bomb, but the grainy, akward moves may be a deterrent to many - long pants are highly recommended....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jump Chump Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Jump Chump Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jump Chump Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Jump Chump Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jump Chump Clump - South Face, Joshua Tree.
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By Russ Walling
Dec 10, 2007
The Jump Chump is also rated J1, meaning it is at the low end of grading the run and jump problems. Other J1 problems include the BasketBall Jump which is much harder now the ground has eroded. The running version of Streetcar Named Desire and Cashbox, another jump problem over by the Caveman, are both J1+. The ever unpopular Caesars Palace is J2, as is Mediterranean Sundance. I don't know if there are any J3 problems.
May 5, 2016
Craig Fry's book calls it B1, as does Vogel's 92 guide.