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Boulder Basin Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,300'
Location: 33.82651, -116.75533 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Euan Cameron, Colin Parker, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben
Submitted By: Obi on Jul 9, 2007
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Description 

Found at the end of the Black Mountain Road, the boulders here are distributed across the campground. Most of the developed problems are found amongst the tall boulders around and near campsite 20. The downside to this area is the abundant number of people enjoying the great outdoors.

The parking situation is limited. You will either need an adventure pass and park such that you're not blocking any of the roads / trails OR pay the $10 dollars to stay in a campsite. Campsite reservations and an iron ranger are located at the entrance to the campsite.

Please take care not to trample through people's campsites (easier said than done) without asking for permission. On crowded weekends, more often than not, tents are pitched unknowingly under choice problems or even the downclimbs. Scope out the scene before jumping on a problem like a kid in a candy store. And finally don't forget to scope out the downclimb - more often than not, you're upclimbing the downclimb...

Getting There 

Follow the signs to Boulder Basin Campground. Stop the car when you arrive. Approaches to most climbs are anywhere between 5 seconds and 5 minutes.

See San Bernardino National Forest's Boulder Basin Campground page for current info.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

59 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',29],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',7],['V2-3',37],['V4-5',9],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Boulder Basin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Boulder Basin:
Corridor Overhang   V0-1 4+ PG13     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Central Basin : Flower Pot Boulders
Flower Pot Face   V1 5 PG13     Boulder, 15'   Central Basin : Flower Pot Boulders
Flower Pot Right   V1+ 5     Boulder, 8'   Central Basin : Flower Pot Boulders
Big Greeny   V2 5+ R     Boulder, 20'   South Basin : Big Greeny Boulder
Front Wheel Drive   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Central Basin : Off Road Boulder
Four Wheel Drive Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 8'   Central Basin : Off Road Boulder
Pink Crack   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 18'   Central Basin : Pink Boulder
Gypsy's Day Out   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   North Basin : Little Saigon Boulder
"Dead Bug"   V4 6B     Boulder, 5'   South Basin : Bug Boulder
Gypsy's Arete   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 12'   North Basin : Little Saigon Boulder
Boulder Basin Dyno   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   South Basin : The Tulip Boulder
Where Boneheads Dare   V5 6C R     Boulder, 25'   Central Basin : Daring Boulder
Courier Flight (aka Bull Durham)   V6 7A     Boulder, 8'   King Kong : Courier Boulder
Tour de France (aka Firewall)   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Tour De France Area
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jackie Trejo on an unknown V3/4 behind pink crack ...
Jackie Trejo on an unknown V3/4 behind pink crack ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Buzzsaw (V10), Black Mountain
Buzzsaw (V10), Black Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Euan on the Hundred Knobs Problem (V2), Black Moun...
Euan on the Hundred Knobs Problem (V2), Black Moun...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering in Boulder Basin CG, Black Mountain
Bouldering in Boulder Basin CG, Black Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Way Too High
Way Too High
Rock Climbing Photo: James high off the deck on a fun V0 problem, Black...
James high off the deck on a fun V0 problem, Black...
Rock Climbing Photo: Campsite 22. 7.27.14 Campers...
BETA PHOTO: Campsite 22. 7.27.14 Campers...
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder Basin CG sign, Black Mountain
Boulder Basin CG sign, Black Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: San Jacinto Peak from the edge of Boulder Basin CG...
San Jacinto Peak from the edge of Boulder Basin CG...
Rock Climbing Photo: Roadside cracks on the way to Boulder Basin CG, Bl...
Roadside cracks on the way to Boulder Basin CG, Bl...
Rock Climbing Photo: Way off the deck on Where Boneheads Dare (V5 R), B...
Way off the deck on Where Boneheads Dare (V5 R), B...
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin on Fallen Arch Arete (V5), Black Mountain
Kevin on Fallen Arch Arete (V5), Black Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: A nice tree near the Big Greeny Boulder, Black Mou...
A nice tree near the Big Greeny Boulder, Black Mou...

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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Aug 5, 2007
... I would NOT buy an "adventure pass"
By Dan Popa
Aug 8, 2007
The fine for not buying the Adventure Pass is $5 (the same as the cost of the pass itself) and carries no penalties for not paying it (to my knowledge).
By PrrdyLady
Oct 8, 2012
Does anyone know the name to this V4? Its a short five min walk to the north of pink crack.
By nds
From: Oceanside, Ca
Oct 9, 2012
In reference to prrdylady's post...
I found this problem and sent a few years back...at the time it didn't appear to have been done. I cleaned up the holds covered in lichen and spider webs. I always assumed it had been done before though, since it is in such close proximity to classics in the area. I thought it was right in the v3/4 range. A fun problem though! Maybe when Ian finishes the guide we will get a name, but until then I'd just refer to it as the unknown 3/4 behind Pink Crack.
P.S . I actually have a picture of myself on this problem on my mt project page circa 2008. Nice job on the send!

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