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Flash Gordon Area  

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Elevation: 8,500'
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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 4.9 miles from here

42 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Flash Gordon Area:
Sea of Tranquility   V1 5 R     Boulder, 25'   Moon Boulder
Buck Rogers   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Flash Gordon Boulder
Flash Gordon   V3 6A     Boulder, 5'   Flash Gordon Boulder
Chadinator   V7 7A+     Boulder, 8'   Flash Gordon Boulder
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Featured Route For Flash Gordon Area
The long reach out to the arete.

Buck Rodgers Variation V3 6A  CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Flash Gordon Boulder
Sit start as for the original. Gain the large hold under the roof then make a long reach out to the arete on the lip of the overhang. From here move powerfully around the overhand to finish direct....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Flash Gordon Area Slideshow Add Photo
Another Tree Problem (V0+), Tramway
Another Tree Problem (V0+), Tramway
Mike high above it all on Serpentine Ridge (V0- R)...
Mike high above it all on Serpentine Ridge (V0- R)...
Rock Candy, Tramway
Rock Candy, Tramway
The trail junction for the Flash Gordon Area, Tram...
BETA PHOTO: The trail junction for the Flash Gordon Area, Tram...
Excavation Boulder, Tramway
Excavation Boulder, Tramway

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