Elevation: 8,519 ft
GPS: 33.81074, -116.65175
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Shared By: Obi on Jul 9, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Colin Parker, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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 and featured.

Primarily a summer destination to escape the Southern California heat, the primary downside to this area is the cost.

The 2022 price of an adult ticket is $29.95 for the day and children aged 3 to 10 are $17.95 a day; parking is an additional $12 per vehicle.

  • Please remember to fill out a backcountry permit at the ranger station.
  • Free permits are available on the outside of the ranger station located at the bottom of the paved trail.

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
 84
Emerald City
Boulder
V1 5
 138
Hueco Shuffle
Boulder
V1+ 5
 83
Line Dance
Boulder
V2 5+
 93
The Terminator
Boulder
V3- 6A PG13
 63
White Flight
Boulder
V3 6A
 106
Frank's Roof
Boulder
V4- 6B
 104
Paul Rocks
Boulder
V4 6B
 63
Standing on the Head of the Dragon
Boulder
V4 6B
 56
Sunshine Daydream (aka Yo Picasso)
Boulder
V5 6C
 75
Dancing Queen (aka The Cube)
Boulder
V5 6C
 66
The Outcast (aka Don's Dyno)
Boulder
V5 6C
 76
Green Hornet
Boulder
V6 7A
 59
Power Windows
Boulder
V7- 7A+
 54
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Boulder
V7 7A+
 94
Swing Dance
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Emerald City Shangri-La Valley > W Rim > Emerald City
 84
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
Hueco Shuffle Shangri-La Valley > Dance Floor > Hueco Boulder
 138
V1 5 Boulder
Line Dance Shangri-La Valley > Dance Floor > Swing Dance Boulder
 83
V1+ 5 Boulder
The Terminator Trailside Boulders > Frank's Boulder
 93
V2 5+ Boulder
White Flight Conquest Ridge > White Flight Boulder
 63
V3- 6A PG13 Boulder
Frank's Roof Trailside Boulders > Frank's Boulder
 106
V3 6A Boulder
Paul Rocks Shangri-La Valley > Beach > Paul's Rock
 104
V4- 6B Boulder
Standing on the Head of the… Conquest Ridge > Dragon's Head
 63
V4 6B Boulder
Sunshine Daydream (aka Yo P… Area 51/Deer Ca… > Sunshine Daydream Bou…
 56
V4 6B Boulder
Dancing Queen (aka The Cube) Shangri-La Valley > Shangri-La > Abba Boulder (aka The…
 75
V5 6C Boulder
The Outcast (aka Don's Dyno) Shangri-La Valley > Beach > Dyno Boulder
 66
V5 6C Boulder
Green Hornet Trailside Boulders > Mandala of Tram
 76
V5 6C Boulder
Power Windows Shangri-La Valley > Alcove > Dead Tree Boulder
 59
V6 7A Boulder
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Conquest Ridge > Crouching Tiger, Hidd…
 54
V7- 7A+ Boulder
Swing Dance Shangri-La Valley > Dance Floor > Swing Dance Boulder
 94
V7 7A+ Boulder
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