Onyx Summit Crag Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||C Miller on Mar 12, 2006|
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Over twenty routes are found here with about half on the main pillar, easily identified by it's two striking aretes, and the others on the faces to the right. Routes range from 5.3-5.12c in difficulty with most being bolted sport routes, although one quality crack route does exist.
Despite it's somewhat lofty elevation the mainly south-facing nature of the crag ensures cragging all year depending upon snow conditions, but Spring through Fall have the best and most consistent weather.
The Onyx Summit Crag is found on the west side of Highway 38 about 0.25 miles north of the actual summit and almost directly across the highway from a large paved pullout.
Directly across Highway 38 from the pullout is the shady trail which wanders through numerous pines and junipers on the approach.
The hike begins fairly level then heads downhill for a short distance, crosses a seasonal stream, and finishes up a steep hillside with switchbacks which leads directly to the base of the crag - you should end up beneath the start of Opiate.
- Allow roughly 5 minutes for the short but surprisingly strenuous approach.
Classic Climbing Routes at Onyx Summit Crag
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