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Shipwreck Boulder Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Shipwreck Boulder - East Face, Joshua Tree.

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just East/SE of So High. Shipwreck has a distinct formation -- a small boulder with another larger boulder leaning across it facing south.

Getting There 

park in the Real Hidden Valley area. walk around the SW corner of Turtle Rock (large formation to the south of the parking lot). pass Flakey Boulder, and continue on towards So High...staying close to Turtle Rock. Shipwreck is located about 20 yards East/SE of So High.

Climbing Season

For the Turtle Rock Circuit area.

Weather station 10.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Shipwreck Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shipwreck Boulder:
Block Party   V2 5+     Boulder, 25'   
Fist Full of Walnuts   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Shipwreck   V3 6A R     Boulder, 20'   
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Featured Route For Shipwreck Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: 4/09

Fist Full of Walnuts V3 6A  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Shipwreck Boulder
Start way back in the alcove and handrail, jam and stem your way up and into the light and better jams near the lip. Finish by turning the corner and making an easy mantle to finish. Descend by downclimbing Down with the Ship, the problem just left of where the problem tops out....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Shipwreck Boulder Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Shipwreck Boulder east side. Photo by Blitzo.
Shipwreck Boulder east side. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Shipwreck Boulder (Northeast Face) topo, JTNP.
BETA PHOTO: Shipwreck Boulder (Northeast Face) topo, JTNP.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ship Wreck boulder
BETA PHOTO: Ship Wreck boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Great spotting skills on Shipwreck (V3 R)
Great spotting skills on Shipwreck (V3 R)

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Mar 16, 2012
Word on the street is that this boulder is now permanently closed to climbing! A real loss to JT bouldering...
By Richard Shore
Mar 18, 2012
RTM - what's the reason behind the closure? Plant destruction at the base, native artifacts/petroglyphs nearby? Fist Full of Walnuts is one of my fav's.. A real loss indeed.
Mar 20, 2012
I believe that rock art is the reason for the closures. Closures include everything from Block Party all the way around to the problem Shipwreck.
By Tradiban
Nov 26, 2012
There's a sign on the north side of the boulder declaring that side closed but nothing on the Ship Wreak side.
Nov 26, 2012
I noticed that also. Good news if thats the case - the superintendants compendium for 2012 states that the whole boulder(both halves)is closed!
Jan 14, 2013
Looks like the Park Service has moved the sign to over by Block Party, which is where it should be, because thats where the rock art is!
By heretic.climbing
Sep 2, 2014
I remember seeing that years ago but thought it was fake. Oh well; be thankful we didn't lose So High! =^D

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