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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 2, 2011
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This is an enormous boulder amongst talus to the southeast of Aiguille de Joshua Tree and facing Jimmy Cliff. "Moving to Montana (5.11d) is found on the left-side of the trailside (west) face.

Getting There 

There are a couple of different ways to the Moving to Montana Boulder. One approach is via a well-defined trail which leads southeast past the Atlantis Area and then continues past the Aguille De Joshua Tree to the obvious wes-facing formation.

It's also possible to approach by hiking past the Houser Buttress Area and then following the trail as it heads past the boulder. Plan on 10-20 minutes for the approach.

Climbing Season

For the Lost Horse Area area.

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Leave it to Crusher

Leave it to Crusher 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Moving to Montana Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: "Moving To Montana," 5.11+
BETA PHOTO: "Moving To Montana," 5.11+
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevitation. Photo by Blitzo.
Kevitation. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving to Montana Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Moving to Montana Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Russ Walling
Mar 11, 2011
"Mayville Boulder" and "Kevitation"????

Yer shitting me right? What happened to "Moving to Montana" on the "Moving to Montana" boulder? Those old '70's names lose their staying power or sumthin'?
Mar 11, 2011
The problem is that nobody knows what the real story is! None of you oldtimers have an interest in communicating with the rest of us.

JT bouldering has the most incredible history, its such a shame that we don't know the details.

Nothing would make me happier than to fill in all the blanks and to give credit where credit is due.

Tell us Russ, ...please
By Russ Walling
Mar 11, 2011
This stuff is pretty common knowledge and any "local" could have filled you in. Moving to Montana has been well known for a looooong time. Some of the really obscure stuff is for sure hit and miss on just what has been done and what it is called, but this one? Naw...

You are using a pretty broad brush in declaring "nobody" knows and "none" of the oldtimers will communicate with the "rest of us". That is prime BS.
Mar 11, 2011
Fair enough Russ. Its clear that you don't like me. I will appologise once again for being a pretentious a$$ in that email I sent you a decade ago.

For the record though, I will always be psyched to meet you and the crew from the early days, and it will always be my goal to compile the most accurate info I can.

This site is a pretty broad canvas, and is a good indicator of whats common knowledge in JT history.

Kevitation is out, Mike Paul will be credited for Pigpen, and hopefully, any other inaccuracies will be uncovered and corrected!
By Russ Walling
Mar 11, 2011
RTM: "Fair enough Russ. Its clear that you don't like me"

This is like the 4th time I've read this or heard this from you, and it's bull. I don't know you from Adam, and am pretty damn indifferent about you. If you are carrying the luggage of a 10 year old mail, that I don't even remember, let it go. I don't know you, I don't have any opinion about "you", but I do think your guide, like most guides, fills in a lot of blanks with out doing all the research. That's it. Nothing more.

Todays internet drama is closed. Move along folks, nothing to see here.....

to add: I'd be glad to tell you anything I might know, but you better hurry. My mind is going to mush at an alarming rate.
Mar 12, 2011
Thanks Russ, for not holding that against me. I am compiling a second edition to the guide at this time, and I will be addressing any incorrect info. I will be contacting you!
By Russ Walling
Mar 12, 2011
Cool deal! I'll be glad to look at whatever you might have questions about. Email or send random files anytime.

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