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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 24, 2006


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Joel on Relic (V9), Joshua Tree NP


This is the boulder directly south of the Iron Door Cave (IDC) Boulder and recognizable by it's overhung north face resembling a breaking wave of stone. The rock here is mostly tan with the exception of the dark patina on the north-facing problems. Short but fun problems for all abilities - Bedrock Arete (V0), Stoney Point Problem (aka Bambam) (V3), Yabba Dabba Do (V6), Relic (V9) and Tidal Wave (V11).

Getting There 

Approach from Hidden Valley CG by following a trail past the east face of The Blob, from the paved road near the vicintiy of Steve Canyon or even from the vicinity of Echo Cove.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nicholas Rondilone working Tidal Wave

Tidal Wave V11 8A  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Tidal Wave Boulder
This line takes the northeast arete of the boulder. Two good holds at about head height, one on each side of the arete, will get you started. From there, horrible left hands on dimples and texture (calling them "holds" is kinda laughable), some heel trickery, and positive but well spaced right hands will take you to the summit. Probably the most do-able of the problems at this grade in JT, reachy but not too morpho. Due to the minute, sloping nature of half the holds, you'll want cold temps....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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