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Flash Gordon Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 10, 2008
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The Flash Gordon Area is a collection of problems in a side canyon on the right side of the trail between the Long Valley and Trailside Areas. Problems of all sorts and grades are found here with short one-move-wonders, long traverses, scary highballs, slabs and roofs.

Some of the better problems here include the Tree Problem (V0-), Serpentine Ridge (V0- R), Another Tree Problem (V0+), Sea of Tranquility (V1 R), Buck Rogers (V2), Flash Gordon (V3), Rufus (V5), The Rhino (V7 R), The Elf (V8) and the Mr. Smiley Traverse (V10).

Getting There 

Hike past the Ranger Station and the trail junction bearing right and continue for about 100 meters to a spot where the trail crosses a slab of granite. From here veer right at about 2 o'clock and follow a trail which leads to the mouth of the canyon - the Warm-up Boulder will be quickly visible on the right side of the trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

42 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Flash Gordon Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Flash Gordon Area:
Sea of Tranquility   V1 5 R     Boulder, 25'   Moon Boulder
Buck Rogers   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Flash Gordon Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Another Tree Problem (V0+), Tramway
Another Tree Problem (V0+), Tramway
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Mike high above it all on Serpentine Ridge (V0- R)...
Rock Climbing Photo: The trail junction for the Flash Gordon Area, Tram...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Excavation Boulder, Tramway
Excavation Boulder, Tramway
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Candy, Tramway
Rock Candy, Tramway

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