Gram Parsons Memorial Boulder Rock Climbing
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This huge flake set into the ground lies at the northwest side of the massive Beaver Boulder on the north side of Cap Rock. You'll often find a shrine to Gram Parsons right below the right end of the namesake flake.
From the northwest end of the parking lot (near the Parking Lot Crank
boulder problem at the base of Cap Rock's south face) head north along the west side of Cap Rock until the massive Beaver Boulder comes into view. Continue along to the northwest corner of the Beaver Boulder where you'll find this jagged flake/boulder.
Weather station 10.1 miles from here
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By Brandt Allen
From: Joshua Tree, Cal
Oct 10, 2007
Sadly, the memorial was removed (I assume by the Park Service) this summer. The rock was sandblasted and all the trinkets collected. While technically it could have been considered grafitti and trash, in my mind it was there long enough to become a piece of historical interest. It appears that there has been some attempt to re-establish it recently; time will tell what the powers that be see fit to do.
By Brian Hench
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 16, 2008
The Graffiti is back. It's time to remove it again.