Gunsmoke Area Sunset
This very popular area includes the famous Gunsmoke traverse as well as a number of other quality problems scattered about a large open valley. Notable problems here include The Chube
(V3), High Noon
(V5), Streetcar Named Desire
(V6+) and currently the hardest boulder problem in Joshua Tree - Iron Resolution
Park in the large paved lot and follow a trail past the old parking lot and then straight on for a bit until a sharp turn to the left midway along a worn trail (continuing straight ahead leads to Barker Dam), pass a short rocky section, go a bit further and turn right to enter a broad open valley - the Gunsmoke traverse will soon be visible at about one o'clock (slightly to the right). Plan on a 10 minute hike from the car.
Weather station 8.8 miles from here
17 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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The Chube V2 5+ CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Chube Boulder
If Gunsmoke is too crowded, play on this for awhile. Located about 50 yards to the left of Gunsmoke as you face it (NE I think); path leads the way.Nice right slanting finger crack ends a boulderer's throw from the top. Have a good spotter just in case. If you top out, they can move the pad to the back for the jump-off . . . ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Looking towards Gunsmoke from The Chube.
Looking west from The Chube.
The Chube (V0+), Joshua Tree NP