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Joshua Tree

bouldering and single pitch routes rock climbing area
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Aspect(s) : All     Altitude : 1300 m
Approach between 1 and 30 min on flat ground
Rock : granite.    Characteristic(s) : steep wall Dévers, vertical Vertical, slab Dalle.    Type(s) of holds : crimps, cracks, slopers.

Informations :

Interesting bouldering area for problems up to 5c, from 6a to 6c, from 7a to 7c and starting from 8a (Fontainebleau grades).
More than 1000 problems, from V0 to V13, spread over many areas.
Max Height : 12 m.
Kids friendly ? area around the boulders comfortable for young kids.
Landing quality : flat ground (1 crash pad needed) or uneven or steep ground (1 crash pad and 1 spotter needed).
Single pitch routes
Interesting rock climbing area for routes from 6a to 6c, from 7a to 7c and starting from 8a (french grades).
More than 1000 routes, from 5.4 to 5.14b, spread over many crags.    Bolting : traditionnal climbing, sport climbing.
Max Height : 100 m.    Average Height : 25 m.
Kids friendly ? foot of the crag uneven for young kids.
Legendary problem(s) :
Moonbeam 5.12d (5ème et 6ème 7c enchainé par John Bachar et Jerry Moffatt 1982)
The New Deal 5.14a (8b+ F.A. Scott Cosgrove 1988, First Repeat Alan Moore 2010)
Quelques autres Highballs : Betty Joe Yablonski V0 R, Up 40 V3 X, White Rastafarian V3 R, Aiguille de Joshua Tree 10+? X, Alexandria V7 R, False Up 20 .9 R, Slashface V3 R, Act of Contrition V0+ R
  • Hidden Arch 5.11d 2nd female 5.11d(7a) by Lynn Hill on nov 1979.
  • So high V5 1st V5 (7a)'s boulder by John Bachar on nov 1979.
  • Central Scrutinizer V6 1st V6 (7a+)'s boulder by John Bachar on nov 1979.
  • Planet X V6 2nd V6 (7a+)'s boulder by John Bachar on nov 1979.
  • Caveman V7 1st V7 (7b)'s boulder by John Bachar on nov 1979.
  • Equinox 5.12d 3rd 5.12d (7c) in the world by Tony Yaniro on 1980. 2nd 5.12d (7c) on sight in the world sent by Jerry Moffatt on 1982
  • Further information(s) : Historic site of the US bouldering and trad in sumptuous surroundings.
    Climbing is generally demanding on pretty abrasive rock.
    The most common style is technical slab with crimps.
    Some hard sport routes but most of the routes are trad climbing.
    The entry fees in the Joshua Tree National Park is $20 per vehicle for seven days or $30 for a year (in 2015).

    Locations :

    Area : United States, California, Riverside County, Los Angeles, Twentynine Palms.
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      Rock climbing area GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   34° 1' 2" N Longitude :   116° 9' 45" W    Sexagesimal & Orientation
      Parking lot GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   34° 0' 55" N Longitude :   116° 9' 46" W    Sexagesimal & Orientation
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