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This is the boulder directly south of the Iron Door Cave (IDC) Boulder and recognizable by it's overhung north face resembling a breaking wave of stone. The rock here is mostly tan with the exception of the dark patina on the north-facing problems. Short but fun problems for all abilities - Bedrock Arete (V0), Stoney Point Problem (aka Bambam) (V3), Yabba Dabba Do (V6), Relic (V9) and Tidal Wave (V11).
Approach from Hidden Valley CG by following a trail past the east face of The Blob, from the paved road near the vicintiy of Steve Canyon or even from the vicinity of Echo Cove.
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Relic V9 7C CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Tidal Wave Boulder
SDS at the southwest arete, move right and past the overhanging northeast arete of Tidal Wave at twin sidepulls and then traverse the smooth patina face using thin edges, sidepulls and creative body positioning to reach the Bedrock Arete which is taken to the top.As an alternative it can be done from a stand start at the Tidal Wave arete using a flat edge on the left side of the arete and sidepulls on the right (this is the version described in the bouldering guide) which makes it slightly short...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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