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Elevation: 4,867 ft 1,483 m
GPS: 34.10209, -116.96502
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Shared By: C Miller on Jan 30, 2007 · Updates
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

Frustration Creek is a beautiful and rocky slot canyon right off Highway 38 featuring steep sport climbing on featured granite and a seasonal waterfall.

Climbing is possible all year long owing to the elevation and sun/shade possibilities but spring through fall is the most popular time to climb.

Accessing the Middle and Upper Tiers requires some scrambling and easy climbing up a rock step and is not advisable for young children or pets.

  • The Lower Tier of the area offers a nice selection of routes from 5.2 - 5.13a with many of the routes 5.11 and under. 
  • The Middle Tier features routes from 5.4 - 5.10c.
  • The Upper Tier of Frustration creek has numerous routes from 5.7 - 5.14a with many 5.13 routes.

Getting There Suggest change

Drive Hwy 38 past the turnoff for Forest Falls, located at a sharp bend in the road, and continue another 0.5 miles to a large paved turnout across the highway from Frustration Creek.

Cross the highway carefully and follow a trail down to reach the Lower Tier; the approach takes about a minute.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Frustration Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 47
Hippie Girls
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 64
The Fourth Wise Man
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 72
Good Girls
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 66
The Dead Terrorist
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 73
Super Soul Slab
Sport 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
Great White Bighorn
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
90's Chick
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 73
King Under the Mountain
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 52
The Expedition
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 77
Delusions
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
Lightning Strike
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 39
Groove Dynamics
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Taxidermy
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Fuel Injected
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 5
Liquid Gold
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hippie Girls Upper Tier
 47
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Fourth Wise Man Lower Tier > Lower Tier (Left Side)
 64
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Good Girls Upper Tier
 72
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Dead Terrorist Lower Tier > Lower Tier (Left Side)
 66
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Super Soul Slab Lower Tier > Lower Tier (Left Side)
 73
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
Great White Bighorn Middle Tier > Middle Tier (Right Side)
 35
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
90's Chick Middle Tier > Middle Tier (Right Side)
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
King Under the Mountain Lower Tier > Lower Tier (Left Side)
 73
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Expedition Lower Tier > Lower Tier (Left Side)
 52
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Delusions Upper Tier
 77
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Lightning Strike Headwall
 13
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Groove Dynamics Upper Tier
 39
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Taxidermy Upper Tier
 4
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Fuel Injected Upper Tier
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Liquid Gold Upper Tier
 5
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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