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Cap Rock Bouldering  

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BETA PHOTO: Follow this interpretive trail for much of the Cap...


Centered around the Cap Rock parking area and loop trail is an excellent and extensive circuit of moderate (V0-V3) boulder problems, including many slab problems. Also in this area are some of the parks most classic bouldering lines - Pumping Monzonite (V7), All Washed Up (V6) and Soar Eagle (V8) as well as the more approachable Picture Perfect (V1).

Getting There 

Boulder problems abound - either just explore or use the Gingery book or RTM's newer book with more extensive directions and more photos of boulders/problems!

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.1 miles from here

50 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cap Rock Bouldering:
White Crack   V-easy 3     Boulder, 15'   Cap Rock
Gram Parsons Memorial Hand Traverse   V0- 4-     Boulder, 25'   Gram Parsons Memorial Bould...
Left Flake   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   Gram Parsons Memorial Bould...
Collieherb   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   Collieherb Boulder
Up 20   V2 5+ R     Boulder, 20'   Sandy Wash Corridor
Lunge For It (aka All Lunged Out)   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Sandy Wash Corridor
High Heeled Sneakers   V5 6C     Boulder, 18'   Cap Rock
All Washed Up   V6 7A R     Boulder, 20'   Sandy Wash Corridor
Pumping Monzonite   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Pumping Monzonite Boulder
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Featured Route For Cap Rock Bouldering
Josh on All Washed Up. Photo by Brandon Reedy.

All Washed Up V6 7A CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sandy Wash Corridor
The left side of the face, climb obvious small crimps up overhanging rock of excellent quality. At the higher horizontal somewhat larger crimps provide a bit of relief as you figure out how to negotiate the completely blank, rounded topout and get to that jug that's too far away :) Totally awesome problems and reasonably straightforward for the grade compared to some of Joshua Tree's classic "blank" nightmares!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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