Elevation: 8,500 ft
GPS: 33.813, -116.638 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Obi on Jul 9, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Colin Parker, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Remember to fill out a wilderness permit, even if climbing for the day! Details

Description

The Tramway - so named due to most climbers using the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to reach this bouldering area. The granite boulders here are scattered not too far from the Tramway station near the peak of Mt San Jacinto. The climbing style can be best described as "steep".

Primarily a summer destination to escape the Southern California summer heat, the primary downside to this area is the cost. As of 2018, the cost for using the Aerial Tramway to get to the boulders is $25.95 per adult for the day. Other passes are available. Visit their official website for more details.

Remember to fill out a wilderness permit, even if climbing for the day! Permits can be acquired at the ranger station on the way to the boulders from the upper Tramway station.

Getting There

The following is from the Aerial Tramway website:

Traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 exit Highway 111 to Palm Springs, travel
8 miles to the first signal and turn right at Tramway Road. The Valley Station is located approximately 4 miles up Tramway Road.

Traveling from San Diego take Interstate 15 North to Interstate 215 North to
Highway 60 East to Interstate 10 East. Exit Highway 111 to Palm Springs.
Turn right on Tramway Road. The Valley Station is located approximately 4 miles
up Tramway Road.

Maps and directions are found on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway website hiking page.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Tramway

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4 PG13
 71
Emerald City
Boulder
V1 5
 108
Hueco Shuffle
Boulder
V2 5+
 74
The Terminator
Boulder
V3- 6A PG13
 48
White Flight
Boulder
V3 6A
 94
Frank's Roof
Boulder
V4- 6B
 86
Paul Rocks
Boulder
V4 6B
 54
Standing on the Head of the Dragon
Boulder
V4 6B
 51
Sunshine Daydream (aka Yo Picasso)
Boulder
V5 6C
 66
Dancing Queen (aka The Cube)
Boulder
V5 6C
 55
The Outcast (aka Don's Dyno)
Boulder
V5 6C
 68
Green Hornet
Boulder
V5 6C
 35
The Swedge
Boulder
V6 7A
 53
Power Windows
Boulder
V7- 7A+
 46
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Boulder
V7 7A+
 75
Swing Dance
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Emerald City Shangri-La Valley > W Rim > Emerald City
 71
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
Hueco Shuffle Shangri-La Valley > Dance Floor > Hueco Boulder
 108
V1 5 Boulder
The Terminator Trailside Boulders > Frank's Boulder
 74
V2 5+ Boulder
White Flight Conquest Ridge > White Flight Boulder
 48
V3- 6A PG13 Boulder
Frank's Roof Trailside Boulders > Frank's Boulder
 94
V3 6A Boulder
Paul Rocks Shangri-La Valley > Beach > Paul's Rock
 86
V4- 6B Boulder
Standing on the Head of the… Conquest Ridge > Dragon's Head
 54
V4 6B Boulder
Sunshine Daydream (aka Yo P… Area 51/Deer Ca… > Yo Picasso (aka Sunsh…
 51
V4 6B Boulder
Dancing Queen (aka The Cube) Shangri-La Valley > Shangri-La > Abba Boulder (aka The…
 66
V5 6C Boulder
The Outcast (aka Don's Dyno) Shangri-La Valley > Beach > Dyno Boulder
 55
V5 6C Boulder
Green Hornet Trailside Boulders > Mandala of Tram
 68
V5 6C Boulder
The Swedge Shangri-La Valley > Dance Floor > Swedge Boulder
 35
V5 6C Boulder
Power Windows Shangri-La Valley > Alcove > Dead Tree Boulder
 53
V6 7A Boulder
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Conquest Ridge > Crouching Tiger, Hidd…
 46
V7- 7A+ Boulder
Swing Dance Shangri-La Valley > Dance Floor > Swing Dance Boulder
 75
V7 7A+ Boulder
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