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Puttyface Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 17, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Puttyface Boulder (Northwest Face), Joshua Tree.


This large boulder sits across from the Dripper Boulder and offers a handful of problems on it's hidden Northwest Face. Identify it by the wide crack which splits it cleanly in two and then circle around (watch the catclaw patch) either side to reach the problems. Notable for the high quality and technical Puttyface (V4).

Getting There 

Head east along the south side of the huge rubble pile following a faint trail. Keep your eye out for the Human Sacrifice Boulder high atop the rubble pile as the Human Sacrifice Cove lies down and to the east of it somewhat hidden. The boulder is on the West side of the cove at ground level and is easily identified by looking for a boulder split by a wide crack. Circle around either way but watch out for the large patch of catclaw near the base. The approach takes about 15 minutes from the car.

Climbing Season

For the Geology Tour Road Bouldering area.

Weather station 13.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Puttyface V4 6B  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Puttyface Boulder
Climb the bulging patina face with glassy slopers and sidepull edges that face the wrong way. Tricky and harder than it looks with a combination of balance and power needed to succeed. Downclimb off the boulder via the wide crack to left (V-easy).[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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