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Frank's Boulder

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Frank's Boulder 


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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 13, 2008
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Description 

One of the standout boulders of the Trailside Area, Franks Boulder is seemingly designed for bouldering with it's long rails and incuts over mostly good landings. Problem range from V2 to V7 with Frank's Roof (V3), Short Sloper Traverse (V4), Frank's Problem (V4) and the Sloper Traverse (V6) being amongst the best.


Getting There 

Hike past the Ranger Station, the trail junction and the turn-off for the Flash Gordon Area and continue along the trail over several small hills until the trail flattens out again and the boulders come into view on the right. Cut right following a faint trail (which gets better further on) and work slightly right and uphill until the boulder comes into view.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['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',0],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Frank's Boulder:
Frank's Roof   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
Frank's Problem   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For Frank's Boulder
Short Sloper Traverse (V4), Tramway

Short Sloper Traverse V4 6B  CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Frank's Boulder
Start at the low sidepull flake (shared with Frank's Direct and Frank's Problem) and once you hit the first sloping rail start a long rightwards traverse to finish up with the last moves of The Terminator. The crux comes early on at a sequential series of thin slots and after that it's just a matter of hanging on to finish.The middle section, while not terribly difficult, does pass over a pile of boulders making a spot particularly helpful. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By C Miller
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Jul 28, 2009

Incorrectly called the Smiley Boulder by the 5-Star-Bouldering guidebook.