Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Elevation: 876 ft
GPS: 43.80288, -71.83926
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 111,630 total · 525/month
Shared By: Kayte Knower on Oct 22, 2006
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

24 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Bonsai Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Bonsai

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 407
War and Peace
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 720
Masterpiece
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 176
Jugline
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 456
Centerpiece
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 485
Peer Pressure
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Anti-Social Behavior
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Social Climber
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 354
Social Outcast
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 126
Pretzel Logic
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 131
Social Distortion
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 39
The Noodle
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
A Slice Of Life
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
India
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 69
Kundalini
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
Social Promotion
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
War and Peace
 407
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Masterpiece
 720
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jugline
 176
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Centerpiece
 456
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Peer Pressure
 485
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Anti-Social Behavior
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Social Climber
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Social Outcast
 354
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pretzel Logic
 126
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Social Distortion
 131
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
The Noodle
 39
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
A Slice Of Life
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
India
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Kundalini
 69
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Social Promotion
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
More Classic Climbs in Bonsai »

Sun & Shade Suggest change

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

loading