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Melon Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Nov 2, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: The Melon Boulder, Joshua Tree NP


Tucked away in a quiet canyon that's relatively close to the road is this nice boulder with a handful of quality problems from V-easy to V3 with Enter the Melon (V1) and Classic Melon (V3) being the best.

Getting There 

Park in the paved pullout just past The Milepost which is about .25 miles past the large Hemingway lot. Hike west from the car following a signed trail and then veer left (south) following an old road into the canyon behind the roadside crags. Aim for the right side of the canyon where you'll find the boulder just behind a large pine tree. The approach takes 10-15 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Roadside Rocks Bouldering area.

Weather station 10.2 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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By Adam Stackhouse
Nov 14, 2011
Melon boulder fun

Nov 16, 2011
Tex and Tucky!! What ever happened to those guys? I thought they were coming out with a whole dvd.

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