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Elevation: 4,400'
Location: 33.983, -116.1545 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Apr 12, 2005

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Bruce doing some bouldering around the Chili Sauce...


Ryan Campground and the surrounding area is home to a decent collection of boulder problems with some problems located within the campground itself and others scattered near the base of Headstone Rock. The popular Stonehenge Boulders is also nearby and easily approached from here.

Problems of interest within the campground itself include Gibbs Arete (V0), Flight Attendant (V4), Ryan Roof Problem (V5) and Dreaming of the Master (V8).

Notable problems near Headstone Rock include Riff Raff (V0-), the Fidelman Arete (V1), Figure Five (V2), Facet Cut (V4) and Chili Sauce (aka Moffat Problem) (V7).

Getting There 

Ryan Campground is located 2.3 miles from Hidden Valley Campground and offers limited day-use parking in several locations. An option to consider, if no day-use parking is available within the campground itself, is to park at the large paved turnout (with restrooms) just past the Ryan Campground turn-off and walk in. Note: no day-use parking is allowed in designated campsites or along the entrance road to the campground - you will be ticketed.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.8 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ryan Campground Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ryan Campground Bouldering:
Painted Savage   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Painted Savage Boulders : Painted Savage Boulder
Fidelman Arete   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Fidelman Boulder
Flight Attendant   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Flight Attendant Rock
Chili Sauce (aka Moffat Problem)   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   Moffat Boulder
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Featured Route For Ryan Campground Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: Chili Sauce (V7), Joshua Tree NP

Chili Sauce (aka Moffat Problem) V7 7A+  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Moffat Boulder
Chili Sauce is a fairly obvious dihedral on a boulder that lies near the right side of the formation on the desert floor.Climb a short, overhanging dihedral with sweet diagonal rails and stems. Move out left to a pockety seam and a diamond shaped black diorite edge. Power through the crimpy crux to a jug over the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Ryan Campground Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The campsite traverse
The campsite traverse
Rock Climbing Photo: Keith Richards bouldering in the Ryan CG area (cir...
Keith Richards bouldering in the Ryan CG area (cir...
Rock Climbing Photo: Some crack by the Headstone.
Some crack by the Headstone.
Rock Climbing Photo: graveyard
Rock Climbing Photo: Headstone Rock and Boulders below. Photo by Blitzo...
Headstone Rock and Boulders below. Photo by Blitzo...

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By Adam Stackhouse
Jan 24, 2013
Good video

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