Mountain Project Logo

Areas in Keller Peak

Campsite 7 4 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Children's Forest 12 / 25 / 9 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 51
Delusion Dweller Boulder 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Dinosaur Rocks 14 / 6 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Fins, The 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Hungover Wall 6 / 21 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 29
Little Pleasures Rock 2 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Lord of the Flies Rock 2 / 2 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Positive Rock 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Rex Rock 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Shirtsleeve Rock 5 / 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Sunset Gully 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Teetering Tower Rock 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

Description

Situated in a dense pine forest at elevations of 6500' to over 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.

The road up Keller Peak is a narrow two lane road with many blind corners as it winds it's way up the mountainside. Please drive slowly and cautiously and keep an eye out for other vehicles as well as pedestrian traffic. Parking is fairly limited at most crags, especially the Hungover Wall, so please pull completely off the road when parking so as not to make it any more narrow than it already is.

Getting There

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.

145 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Keller Peak Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Keller Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in Keller Peak »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
Empty
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D
aaron hope
Walnut Creek, CA
aaron hope   Walnut Creek, CA
Is this area accessible and climbable in the winter on a warm day? How long after a snow storm do the south facing aspects usually melt away? Dec 19, 2013
tom donnelly
san diego
tom donnelly   san diego
There is a new trail built in 2005 called the Exploration Trail on Keller Peak that is useful for some of the crags.
See
books.google.com/books?id=A…

lakearrowheadnews.com/children's_forest.htm

Also most of the campsites were renumbered in 2005, so go by their location, not by number. In general, most of the site numbers decreased by ONE. Sep 25, 2007

More About Keller Peak

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within Keller Peak (253)

Most Popular · Newest