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This is a popular bouldering destination and has many good problems as well as the classic JBMFP (John Bachar Memorial Face Problem), one of the Top 10 classic boulder problems in the Park. Some of the fun problems here include False Up 20 (5.9) a highball lieback flake up a vertical face, True Grit (V3) a sloping arete to rockover topout, Razarium (V5) a thin face with crisp sidepulls and JBMFP (V5) the CLASSIC thin face problem.

Getting There 

Located across the road from the world famous Double Cross (5.7+). This area will be on the right (west) when driving into the Park from the town of Joshua Tree, and will be obvious when the large formation of Intersection Rock comes into view.

John Bachar, 1957-2009 

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.2 miles from here

23 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for JBMF Boulders:
Descent Route   V-easy 3     Boulder, 20'   False Up 20 Boulder
False Up 20   V0- 4-     Boulder, 20'   False Up 20 Boulder
Lechlinski Corner   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   JBMF Boulder
True Grit   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   JBMF Boulder
Yabo Roof   V3 6A     Boulder, 6'   Yabo Roof Area
Nitwitsit   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   The Blockhead
JBMFP   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   JBMF Boulder
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False Up 20 V0- 4-  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : False Up 20 Boulder
Around and left from the JBMFP Boulder is a massive boulder, the largest in the area, with a striking lieback flake on it's north face. Solid moves on this the whole way, but it gets pretty high and (pads or not) falling is probably best avoided. Two stars out of five....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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JBMF (right) and False Up 20 (left, behind the tre...
BETA PHOTO: JBMF (right) and False Up 20 (left, behind the tre...
Indian Cave Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Indian Cave Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.

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