Situated in a dense pine forest at elevations of 6500' to 7500' the Keller Peak area offers great climbing on over 200 routes and much bouldering for most of the year. There are many locations for climbing along the road as well as eleven free campsites. No services are available along Keller Peak Road, but the towns of Running Springs and Arrowbear are only fifteen minutes away with full ameneties. The fire lookout atop Keller Peak (7882') provides an amazing bird-eye view; when open and visibility is high a visit to it is highly recommended.
From the town of Running Springs head east approximately 1.0 mile on Hwy 18 and make a right (just past the Deerlick Fire Station) onto Keller Peak Road (1N96), a paved but narrow and winding two-lane road. Following the road uphill will take one to the various areas; about 4 miles up the road tees- left to Children's Forest and right to the Keller Peak Lookout.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Keller Peak:
Space Between Your Ears 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50' Crag at the End of the Univ... : Southwest Face
More Punk than Funk 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60' Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Left Side
Shadowy Men From A Shadowy Planet 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50' Crag at the End of the Univ... : Southwest Face
Segments in Space 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60' Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
Conscious Projection 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60' Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
Particle Acceleration 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60' Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
Suspended Animation 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60' Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
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Particle Acceleration 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Hungover Wall - Right Side
A local classic that starts by climbing a bouldery face (5.11) past a bolt to a ledge. Wander upwards past two more bolts until just below a small overhang/overlap. The moves past the next bolt are excellent and involve a long reach/dyno to a distant edge and then moving up to a delicate and somewhat heady stand-up move with holds that seem to face the wrong way. The final moves to the top are enjoyable and largely uneventful.Suberb moves on this climb that requires a number of techniques to suc...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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