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This area is directly across from Vector Rock. Look for the boulder that looks like a large partridge (you know, from the 12 days of Christmas). This formation can be seen from the parking lot at Split Rocks.
Park at Split Rock parking area and head out as for Tiger Rocks and Vector Rock. As you pass, these formations will be on your left. As you pass Vector Rock, Beak boulders will pretty much be staring you in the face. Getting to the routes can be difficult as you have to scramble up and behind the beak. It took me a while to figure out where the routes were and really have no way to explain it other than there was some tunneling involved.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Beak Boulder:
Totally Tubular 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Desert Queen 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Modern Warfare 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Kamikaze Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 50'
Throbbing Gristle 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a TR, 50'
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Throbbing Gristle 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Beak Boulder
This rig is a true classic and an odd one for Josh. There are no real face holds, knobs, or crumbly edges to help you. It is overhanging, somewhat flared and leaning.The rock is very good at the bottom, to the point of being slick inside the crack. Higher up the rock starts to deteriorate, but alas, I never got there... denied!This route might be the best OW I have seen or tried in Josh.more info here: WideFetish.com...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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