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Areas in Keller Peak

Campsite 7 4 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Children's Forest 23 / 30 / 13 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 68
Delusion Dweller Boulder 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Dinosaur Rocks 14 / 6 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Family Affair 1 / 0 / 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Fins, The 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Hungover Wall 6 / 21 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 29
Jedi Spire 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
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
Morning Wall 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Positive Rock 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Rex Rock 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Roadside Rocks 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Shirtsleeve Rock 5 / 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Sunset Gully 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Teetering Tower Rock 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Watchtower, The 1 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2

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.

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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.
V0+ 4+
 5
Solo Crack
Boulder
V3- 6A
 4
The Hungover Traverse
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Easy Crack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
More Punk than Funk
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Joe's Problem
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
Segments in Space
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Suspended Animation
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Particle Acceleration
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Orange Tapestry
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Solo Crack Children's Forest > Solo Rock
 5
V0+ 4+ Boulder
The Hungover Traverse Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Left…
 4
V3- 6A Boulder
Easy Crack Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
More Punk than Funk Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Left…
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Joe's Problem Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Left…
 20
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Segments in Space Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 18
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Suspended Animation Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Particle Acceleration Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Right…
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Orange Tapestry Hungover Wall > Hungover Wall - Left…
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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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
David Aldama
Running Springs, CA
David Aldama   Running Springs, CA
Keller Peak is a truly great place to climb with its high quality granite and world class views. Unfortunately not all of those who use this area are outstanding citizens. I have had more than a few items stolen from campsites and have had a friend lose six quickdraws at the Hungover Wall. Keep an eye out while enjoying this amazing place. Apr 21, 2018

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