This is the most definitive guidebook available that covers the bouldering in Joshua Tree National Park - one of our planets great playgrounds of fabulous granite rock. A massive, beautiful and diverse National Park, Joshua is just a few miles from the mighty San Andreas Fault, sitting on the North America Tectonic Plate, providing 30 square miles of granite rock piles, hundreds of formations and millions of boulders.
With an explosion in bouldering activity, this book is double the size of previous editions, documenting more than 2,000 problems. These are shown on colour photo-topos, coupled with boulder maps and overview colour photo-maps. Some of the areas covered include: Central Joshua with Roadside Rocks, Real Hidden Valley (including Turtle Rock); South Central exploits Planet X, Manx Boulders & Asteroid Belt; and Queen Valley has The Wastelands, The Underground and Geology Tour Road.
The guidebook covers some of the best places to camp, general amenities and Park regulations. The best time to go bouldering in Joshua Tree is in the spring, autumn and winter. The sheer size and complexity of Joshua Tree’s granite mazes are a fantastic feast for the eyes and a real challenge for the mind. For those seeking the thrill of exploration and a lifetime of bouldering, Joshua Tree could be the best playground you ever play in.
Number of pages is 414.
Size is 154mm x 230 mm.