Elevation: 876 ft
GPS: 43.803, -71.839 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kayte Knower on Oct 22, 2006
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

Looking for steep climbing on big holds? Want a range of five star routes from 5.9 to 12d? Bonsai will serve you well. The left side of the wall is home to Kundalini (12d), Rumney's first 13, later downgraded after the discovery of a critical kneebar. Easier but always challenging at 10d is the peerless classic corner of Peer Pressure, Rumney's first sport route. The ever popular Social Outcast is a picture perfect 5.12a arete, juggy and pumpy with an exciting top out, and a great introduction to the grade if you have more endurance than power. The right side of the cliff offers more moderate climbing of equal quality, such as Masterpiece (10a), Centerpiece (10d) and War and Peace (5.9). The base of Bonsai is rimmed by tall pines, which offer shade in summer and also catch your feet as you lower off.

Getting There

It is best to take the Shortcut Trail from the small parking lot. Leave the lot, head up the stairs, cross underneath Venus Wall. At the obvious boulder-strewn wash, cut uphill. This will deposit you on the right side of Bonsai.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bonsai

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 4
Bombs Away
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 304
War and Peace
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 536
Masterpiece
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 127
Jugline
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 323
Centerpiece
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 363
Peer Pressure
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Social Climber
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 240
Social Outcast
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 83
Pretzel Logic
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
A Slice Of Life
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 74
Social Distortion
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 18
The Noodle
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
India
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 43
Kundalini
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bombs Away
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
War and Peace
 304
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Masterpiece
 536
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jugline
 127
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Centerpiece
 323
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Peer Pressure
 363
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Social Climber
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Social Outcast
 240
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pretzel Logic
 83
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
A Slice Of Life
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Social Distortion
 74
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
The Noodle
 18
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
India
 3
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Kundalini
 43
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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