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Submitted By: Obi on Jul 10, 2007
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Description 

Somewhat difficult to find, the Summit is a collection of boulders found on the summit of a hill / ridge. Despite the search that must be undertaken by newcomers to this area, many find the problems well worth it.


Getting There 

Walk up the dirt road to the lookout tower from Boulder Basin Campground. The road is found near the entrance to the campgrounds. Walk about 50' past the trail to the Rounded Boulders (first large switchback in the road) to walk off the road and up a hill. Continue to walk uphill and slightly left for about 5 to 10 minutes (depdnding on whether you left the road in the correct location) to come to the Summit area boulders. If you start going downhill you probably went to far (or perhaps didn't veer left enough...).

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.4 miles from here

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',6],['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',5],['V2-3',10],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',1],['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 The Summit:
Once Upon A Time   V1 5 X     Boulder, 15'   Once Upon A Time Area : Once Upon A Time Boulder
The Visor Lip   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   NRA : Visor Boulder
Buttermilk Face Middle   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Cracker Boy Area : Buttermilk Boulder
Easy Mumblage   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   NRA : Mumblage Boulder
Saddle Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Saddle Boulders
Lower NRA   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 20'   NRA : NRA Boulder
Facemeat   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Facemeat Area : Facemeat Boulder
Center Visor   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   NRA : Visor Boulder
Cracker Boy   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Cracker Boy Area : Buttermilk Boulder
NRA   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   NRA : NRA Boulder
Can Opener   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   NRA : Visor Boulder
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Featured Route For The Summit
Dan scoping out the starting move on Cracker Boy

Cracker Boy V7 7A+  CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Buttermilk Boulder
An impressive line along an arete with a great landing. Cracker Boy starts at large left facing flake and ascends along a series of gritty slopers to finish topping out over a broad overhanging face. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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