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Highway 38, the "back road to Big Bear", tops out at Onyx Summit (elevation 8443'), which is the highest State Highway summit in Southern California. Just northwest of the actual summit and visible from the road is a small but enticing chunk of high-quality granite with a handful of routes.
The Onyx Summit Crag is found on the west side of Highway 38 about 0.25 miles north of the actual summit and almost directly across the highway from a large dirt pullout.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Onyx Summit Crag:
Nothing Could be Finer than to be in a Vagina in the Morning 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Clip Art 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Onyx Summit Crag
This is an easier, alternate start to Cliptomania that climbs the face to the right of the arete and then joins that route at it's fourth bolt.Fun and sometimes tricky moves up and left past two bolts (5.10c) gain the arete proper where this route joins Cliptomania. Once on the arete climb engaging moves past three bolts up the slabby arete to a stance below the final two bolts and then head up and left along the slightly overhung arete (5.10) to shared anchors with Cliptomania.A good climb wi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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