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Routes in Boy Scout Wall

Ashbug TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Blitzo's Pile S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cool Enough S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Dog Ate the Homework S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Girl Scout Cookies S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Green Eggs and Ham S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ivy Alice S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jack Be Nimble S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Flank S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Make a Way S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Midway S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Overkill S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pussy Pie S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Reaching Rayane S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sam I Am S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Three Giant Steps S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Truculence S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unleash the Dragon (aka There Goes the Neighborhood) S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Venus Envy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Elevation: 3,733 ft
GPS: 34.666, -116.98 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 27,797 total, 210/month
Shared By: susan peplow on Jan 28, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ivy Alice
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Cool Enough
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Sam I Am
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jack Be Nimble
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Reaching Rayane
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Three Giant Steps
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Venus Envy
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Make a Way
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Midway
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Overkill
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ivy Alice 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Cool Enough 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Sam I Am 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Jack Be Nimble 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Reaching Rayane 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Three Giant Steps 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Venus Envy 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Make a Way 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Midway 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Overkill 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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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
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
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
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
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
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
Good for cruising indeed, and good for the ego. The route grading on this wall is very generously soft. Apr 19, 2010
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
Locker
Yucca Valley, CA
Locker   Yucca Valley, CA
this formation is a GEM!!!...

Perfect for an afternoon of CRUISING... May 17, 2007

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