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8000 Foot Crag 

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Elevation: 8,100'
Location: 34.1737, -116.7177 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 12, 2006
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Located at just over 8000' in elevation and with most climbs facing north or northwest, this crag is a good bet for warm weather climbing. After a good winter snow can linger at the base until late May or early June which can provide an air conditioner effect to the crag.

The rock is composed of granite, and while generally solid tends to be somewhat dirty owing to it's northern orientation - some routes may need a bit more scrubbing or simply more traffic.

There are currently about a dozen routes here making it a good choice for a stop on the way to/from Big Bear or in conjunction with some time at the nearby Onyx Summit Crag. The standout routes here are El Rayo (5.10b) which takes steep cracks up the cleanest section of rock on the wall, Out of Sight (5.10b) a slightly overhanging arete on the left margin of the crag and P.H.D. (5.10c) a varied route up a slightly overhanging face to a flared corner and roof.

Getting There 

Located on the east side of Highway 38 about 0.25 miles north of the 8000' elevation marker.

Limited parking is found across from the crag on the west side of Highway 38 at the entrance to Laurel Pines Camp (park in the dirt and don't block the road into the Camp). From the parking area carefully cross the Highway and then follow an obvious trail to the crag. The approach takes all of three minutes in flip-flops.

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 8000 Foot Crag:
The Laughing Tiger   5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c     Sport, 55'   Left Side
Out of Sight   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Left Side
Princess Vicious   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Left Side
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Just below the upper crux on Talk to Me (5.11a), 8000 Foot Crag

Talk to Me 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Left Side
A bouldery start over a small roof (5.11-) gains an easy slab and then an interesting section past a short right-facing corner before finishing up a section of balancy face (5.9) with nice exposure and positioning. The route can be started via the obvious hand crack 10' to the right which keeps it at the 5.9 level. This route has cleaned up quite a bit from when it was first established and is now one of the better routes at the crag. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Dave starting up Blurry (5.8), 8000 Foot Crag
Dave starting up Blurry (5.8), 8000 Foot Crag
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Colorful lichen is abundant in the area, 8000 Foot...
Taylor near the top of Out of Sight (5.10b), 8000 Foot Crag
Taylor near the top of Out of Sight (5.10b), 8000 ...
Setting up for the crux on El Rayo (5.10b), 8000 Foot Crag
Setting up for the crux on El Rayo (5.10b), 8000 F...
Main face, 8000 Foot Crag
Main face, 8000 Foot Crag
If you drive past this sign, you've gone to far!
If you drive past this sign, you've gone to far!
Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja cinerea), 8000 Foot Crag
Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja cinerea), 8000 Foot ...
Out of Sight (5.10b), 8000 Foot Crag
Out of Sight (5.10b), 8000 Foot Crag
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By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Jul 18, 2011

Whats up with all the random bolts here? Theres one like 3 feet off the ground on the right side wall. Then there is one on 2 foot high rock on the left side wall. And if you scrabmble around to the top of the right side wall, there are 2 in the wierdest spots.

By Chris Norwood
From: Los Angeles, CA
Jul 1, 2012

Anyone know what's up with that squeeze to the right of "Talk to Me" 11a? Some of those bolts are literally 3 feet away from the bolt line on Talk to Me . . .

By Jeff constine
Jul 1, 2013

Because only crazy people drive that far to climb 60 foot routes..

By Jay W
Feb 25, 2014

Anyone know why there's a private property sign now drilled into the rock here? Should we not climb here now? I live 5 minutes from here so it would be disappointing to not be able to climb here anymore...