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Saigon Boulder

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Saigon Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 37.32944, -118.57548 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: AWinters on Sep 7, 2007


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Saigon Boulder aka Monkey Boulder. Photo by Blitzo...


An impressive boulder perched high on the hillside featuring one of the best lines at the Buttermilks (Saigon) and numerous worthy warm-up highballs on the east face. If you think you can mantle, have a look at 'Fight Club' on the west face.

Warning: Downclimbing this boulder may be very difficult and scary for a beginner climber. You have two options: downclimb then jump off the north face onto pads, or downclimb one of the tall and exposed east face routes (v0-v1 R).

Getting There 

From the Peabody Parking Area, walk up the main trail past the Green Wall Boulder. From here the Saigon Boulder can be seen as the highest boulder on the hill. The route 'Saigon' will be the gently overhanging arete/prow on the right (southeast) side of the boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Buttermilks Main area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Saigon Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Saigon Boulder:
Monkey Dihedral   V2 5+     Boulder, 17'   
Saigon   V6 7A     Boulder, 22'   
Saigon Direct   V8-9 7B+ PG13     Boulder, 25'   
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Saigon V6 7A  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Saigon Boulder
This awesome singular prow problem on perfect rock is a 3 move wonder in between easier sections, but man, those are 3 killer moves.Teasingly easy entry moves lead to two height-dependent crux sequences. For most taller people like myself, its a wild lean out right with the right hand to a sloper-type thingy utilizing a left heel hook. A left hand power up to a bulbous crimp sets you up for the big, flying move to a killer jug! Match and crank off a few knobs and small but positive plates up off...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Saigon Boulder east face.  'Saigon' on the left, '...
Saigon Boulder east face. 'Saigon' on the left, '...

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