Elevation: 3,733 ft
GPS: 34.666, -116.98 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: susan peplow on Jan 28, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description & Guide Book Beta (see NOTE:)

Rock quality is solid and featured with many edges making it a wonderful destination for beginners or people looking to get some mileage in.

This area is often crowded but provides many routes to chose from between 5.6 - 5.10 c/d.

Bolted anchors primarily of closed shuts but some chains exist. PLEASE use your own draws for top roping to avoid unnecessary wear on anchors.
South Facing Wall with many easy to moderate routes. Rock quality and routes much better than appear at first glance from the road.

NOTE: Southern CA Sport Climbing Guide 3rd edition topo is incorrect. Page 213 indicates topo numbering does not match route description numbers.

Adjust accordingly - Per topo route #763 going up the mid-crag pinnacle is #764 "Three Giant Steps". Shift all routes left or right as needed.

Getting There

Drive in towards main parking area passing the turn offs for Predator Wall and Roadside Crag. Shortly thereafter the road splits and providing a parallel passage - look for large concrete slab in front of a busted out spray painted boulder. Park there. The crag is located directly behind that area with easily identifiable trails.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Boy Scout Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 55
Ivy Alice
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 124
Cool Enough
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 117
Sam I Am
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 147
Jack Be Nimble
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 174
Reaching Rayane
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 157
Three Giant Steps
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Venus Envy
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 75
Left Flank
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 98
Make a Way
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 80
Midway
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 26
Overkill
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ivy Alice
 55
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Cool Enough
 124
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Sam I Am
 117
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Jack Be Nimble
 147
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Reaching Rayane
 174
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Three Giant Steps
 157
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Venus Envy
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Left Flank
 75
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Make a Way
 98
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Midway
 80
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Overkill
 26
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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Locker
Yucca Valley, CA
Locker   Yucca Valley, CA
this formation is a GEM!!!...

Perfect for an afternoon of CRUISING... May 17, 2007
jt512    
Morbid trivia: The concrete slab in front of Boy Scout Wall has the distinction of being the site of the first homicide in 2007 in San Bernardino County. The shooting occurred at 15 minutes after midnight on January 1. May 18, 2007
Good for cruising indeed, and good for the ego. The route grading on this wall is very generously soft. Apr 19, 2010
Can anyone tell me if these routes can be set up for TR i.e. easy approach to the anchors at the top? Jan 29, 2012
Russ Walling
Overlord @ FishProducts
Russ Walling   Overlord @ FishProducts
It is called the "BoyScout Wall" for a reason, after all... it ain't called NangaParbat

Easy answer yes. You might need to do about 12ft of 5.2 on the solo, but I recall easy summit access from climbers right. Way left might work too.... or maybe right up the back? I don't think it will be any problem. Jan 29, 2012
Gunther Chesnut
San Antonio
Gunther Chesnut   San Antonio
The "Boy Scout Wall" faces North-Northeast. It is located adjacent to the Group Campsite, approximately 150 yards from the end of the main road, on the right [west] side of the main road, just prior to reaching crossfire crag. Mar 4, 2013
Gunther Chesnut
San Antonio
Gunther Chesnut   San Antonio
I added the previous comment because I found it the beta for locating the Boy Scout Wall incorrect. It is NOT a south facing wall, no spray panted boulder and concrete slab is visible. The wall faces North-Northeast, and presumably where the concrete slab was previously located is now occupied by the group campsite, easily identifiable on the Sawtooth camping map, right side of main road 150 yards from the end. Mar 4, 2013
Ryan D  
In the winter, this wall is always in the shade and the rock is cold, so bring extra layers if doing this during that season.

Otherwise fun, long wall, with many positive holds. Dec 26, 2013