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Gunsmoke Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.02853, -116.1452 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 10, 2009


42° | 27°

42° | 27°

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54° | 34°
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This is a long south and west facing wall which is home to the ever popular Gunsmoke (V3) which traverses the wall in it's entirety. Several other problems and variations exists but it's the one that sees the bulk of the traffic.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.8 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Gunsmoke Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gunsmoke Wall:
Corner Problem   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   
Gunsmoke   V3 6A     Boulder, 80'   
High Noon   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Margaret on Gunsmoke.

Gunsmoke V3 6A  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Gunsmoke Wall
Classic. Like Yosemite's Midnight Lightning, Hueco Tank's Ghetto Simulator or Boulder's Monkey Traverse, Gunsmoke requires little introduction.The Gunsmoke Traverse is L-shaped and is usually done from left to right. Start as far left as possible, move right along the wall for about 50' past 2 crux sections, turn the corner (third crux), and continue another 35' along rails to a final bulge. If your guns aren't too smoked, reverse your moves back to the start. GUNSMOKE IS LIKELY THE SINGLE M...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: "Gunsmoke" with no-one around. Photo by ...
"Gunsmoke" with no-one around. Photo by ...
Rock Climbing Photo: "Gunsmoke" Photo by Blitzo.
"Gunsmoke" Photo by Blitzo.

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