(f) 8000 Foot Crag Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||C Miller on Mar 12, 2006|
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The rock is composed of granite, and while generally solid tends to be somewhat dirty owing to it's northern orientation - some routes may need a bit more scrubbing or simply more traffic.
There are currently over a dozen routes here making it a good choice for a stop on the way to/from Big Bear or in conjunction with some time at the nearby (g) Onyx Summit Crag.
Standout routes here are El Rayo (5.10b) which takes steep cracks up the cleanest section of rock on the wall, Out of Sight (5.10b) a slightly overhanging arete on the left margin of the crag and P.H.D. (5.10c) a varied route up a slightly overhanging face to a flared corner and roof.
There are two areas to park when climbing here:
A large paved turnout just south of the crag, offering room for multiple vehicles, which features a slightly longer, albeit scenic hike along a dry stream bed that parallels the highway; allow 10 minutes for this approach.
Limited parking is found just north of Rainbow Lane at a dirt turnout on the east side of the highway. Wander back carefully along the shoulder of the road and then down the gentle trail that leads directly to the base of the crag; this approach takes about 5 minutes.
* No parking across the road from the crag at Laurel Pines Camp or just past on Rainbow Lane - you may be towed and/or ticketed.
Classic Climbing Routes at (f) 8000 Foot Crag
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