BETA PHOTO: JBMF (right) and False Up 20 (left, behind the tre...
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.
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
Weather station 10.2 miles from here
22 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
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JBMFP V5 6C CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
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This classic problem takes a proud line directly up the middle of the large boulder near False Up 20 (V0-), and sits directly across the road from Double Cross. Depending on how tall you are there are a few different starting holds, but thin holds are the name of the game on this problem. Don't breath too hard as you might blow yourself off the crux, but as you hit that last hold with your right hand, rest assured that the final throw for the lip might look far but that hold is huge!...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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