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Elevation: 7,305 ft
GPS: 34.20619, -117.04357
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Shared By: C Miller on Mar 12, 2006
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Description Suggest change

Situated in a dense pine forest at elevations of 6200' to over 7800' 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 nine free yellow post campsites. 

No services are available along Keller Peak Road, but the town of Running Springs and Arrowbear are only fifteen minutes away with full amenities.

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 Suggest change

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 (l) Children's Forest and right to the Keller Peak Lookout.

  • The various crags of Keller Peak have been placed in the order they are encountered driving up the Keller Peak Road from the bottom.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Keller Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 4
The Hungover Traverse
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 42
Easy Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4
 10
Solo Crack
Boulder
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
More Punk than Funk
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 45
Jim Beam Arete
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Boilermaker
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 38
Joe's Problem
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Buckets to Somewhere
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Sunspot
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Gravitational Humiliation
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 32
Segments in Space
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Conscious Projection
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Suspended Animation
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
Particle Acceleration
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Orange Tapestry
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Hungover Traverse Keller Peak Bo… > (c) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Easy Crack (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 42
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Solo Crack (l) Children's… > Solo Rock
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 Boulder
More Punk than Funk (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Left…
 29
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Jim Beam Arete (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 45
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Boilermaker (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Joe's Problem (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Left…
 38
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Buckets to Somewhere (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Left…
 27
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sunspot (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Left…
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Gravitational Humiliation (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Segments in Space (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 32
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Conscious Projection (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Suspended Animation (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Particle Acceleration (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Orange Tapestry (h) Hungover Wa… > Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Left…
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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