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Lower Dinosaur Rock 
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Dinosaur Rocks  

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Submitted By: C Miller on Sep 11, 2007
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Dinosaur Rocks (Upper and Lower Dinosaur Rocks) are the large formations visible from Keller Peak Road in the vicinity of Campsite 2.

Lower Dinosaur Rock, the larger of the two formations, is split by numerous cracks of varying widths and also has a number of bolted sport routes. Highlights include Wooly Mammoth (5.7), Balding in Peru (5.8), Sprockets (5.10c), Earth Daze (5.10d), Extinction (5.11b) and Savage Puppy (5.11c).

Upper Dinosaur Rock is smaller and has fewer routes, but Neanderthal Jam (5.10b), Jurassic Crack (5.10c) and Blood Donor (5.12b) are standouts.

The rock here is extremely sharp, even by Keller Peak standards, so taping up (for the crack climbs) is highly recommended.

Getting There 

Lower Dinosaur Rock is easily approached via a good trail which starts from the edge of Campsite 2. Plan on about 5-10 minutes for the approach.

Upper Dinosaur Rock may be reached by hiking upslope from Lower Dinosaur Rock or more directly from a point about 0.25 miles up the road from Campsite 2. The approach takes 5-15 minutes depending upon the route taken.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Dinosaur Rocks
The upper section of Cinder 5.11a

Cinder 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Lower Dinosaur Rock - N. Fa...
Start by groveling up the wide crack to the right of the blunt rounded arete. After the awkward start, move left onto the arete proper. Continue with delicate technical moves up the from of the arete until the crux sequence up onto the large ledge to the left is encountered.Once established on the ledge move straight up to the steeping face. What follows is straightforward, albeit enjoyable, face climbing on small positive flakes.As you near the top move right to gain a large but very frag...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Lower Dinosaur Rock from the road, Keller Peak
Lower Dinosaur Rock from the road, Keller Peak

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