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Simpleton Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 11, 2008

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This small block sits below the south end of King Dome and is home to a couple of fun easy problems - Simpleton Arete (V0-) and The Simpleton (V1).

Getting There 

Hike out to King Dome and head for the south side (left end) where you'll find the boulder on the edge of an open area facing south and towards the Split Boulder. The approach takes 10-15 minutes from the parking area.

Climbing Season

For the King Dome Area area.

Weather station 10.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Simpleton (V1), Joshua Tree NP.

The Simpleton V1 5  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Simpleton Rock
Crank patina edges past a finger pod, then make a reach to gain a jug at the start of the crack system. Once established in the crack rail out right to finish and descend the backside. Fun moves on quality rock are found on this problem which is somewhat technical for the grade. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Simpleton Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Simpleton Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
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