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Description

Found at the end of the Black Mountain Road, the boulders here are distributed across the campground. Most of the developed problems are found amongst the tall boulders around and near campsite 20. The downside to this area is the abundant number of people enjoying the great outdoors.

The parking situation is limited. You will need to park such that you're not blocking any of the roads / trails OR pay the $10 dollars to stay in a campsite. Campsite reservations and an iron ranger are located at the entrance to the campsite.

Please take care not to trample through people's campsites (easier said than done) without asking for permission. On crowded weekends, more often than not, tents are pitched unknowingly under choice problems or even the downclimbs. Scope out the scene before jumping on a problem like a kid in a candy store. And finally don't forget to scope out the downclimb - more often than not, you're upclimbing the downclimb...

Getting There

Follow the signs to Boulder Basin Campground. Stop the car when you arrive. Approaches to most climbs are anywhere between 5 seconds and 5 minutes.

See San Bernardino National Forest's Boulder Basin Campground page for current info.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Boulder Basin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5 PG13
 32
Flower Pot Face
Boulder
V1+ 5
 41
Flower Pot Right
Boulder
V1-2 5 R
 33
Big Greeny
Boulder
V2 5+
 18
Site 13/Campground Arete
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 62
Pink Crack
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
The Emperor's New Clothes
Boulder
V3 6A
 45
Gypsy's Day Out
Boulder
V3 6A
 6
Kong King Face
Boulder
V5 6C R
 14
Where Boneheads Dare
Boulder
V5 6C
 15
Boulder Basin Dyno
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Moroccan Roll
Boulder
V5 6C
 20
Moon Drops
Boulder
V5 6C
 7
Fallen Arch
Boulder
V6 7A
 15
Courier Flight (aka Bull Durham)
Boulder
V7 7A+
 38
Tour de France (aka Firewall)
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Flower Pot Face Central Basin > Flower Pot Boulders
 32
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Flower Pot Right Central Basin > Flower Pot Boulders
 41
V1+ 5 Boulder
Big Greeny S Basin > Big Greeny Boulder
 33
V1-2 5 R Boulder
Site 13/Campground Arete S Basin > Campsite 13 Boulder
 18
V2 5+ Boulder
Pink Crack Central Basin > Pink Boulder
 62
V2-3 5+ Boulder
The Emperor's New Clothes King Kong > Kong Boulder
 3
V3 6A Boulder
Gypsy's Day Out N Basin > Little Saigon Boulder
 45
V3 6A Boulder
Kong King Face King Kong > Summit Block Cluster
 6
V3 6A Boulder
Where Boneheads Dare Central Basin > Daring Boulder
 14
V5 6C R Boulder
Boulder Basin Dyno S Basin > Tulip Boulder
 15
V5 6C Boulder
Moroccan Roll S Basin > Moroccan Boulder
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Moon Drops December Boulders > Old list of problems
 20
V5 6C Boulder
Fallen Arch Central Basin > Daring Boulder
 7
V5 6C Boulder
Courier Flight (aka Bull Du… King Kong > Courier Boulder
 15
V6 7A Boulder
Tour de France (aka Firewall) Tour De France Area
 38
V7 7A+ Boulder
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... I would NOT buy an "adventure pass" Aug 5, 2007
The fine for not buying the Adventure Pass is $5 (the same as the cost of the pass itself) and carries no penalties for not paying it (to my knowledge). Aug 8, 2007
J T
J T  
Does anyone know the name to this V4? Its a short five min walk to the north of pink crack.
youtube.com/watch?v=pHTwZ1q… Oct 8, 2012
nds
Oceanside, Ca
nds   Oceanside, Ca
In reference to prrdylady's post...
I found this problem and sent a few years back...at the time it didn't appear to have been done. I cleaned up the holds covered in lichen and spider webs. I always assumed it had been done before though, since it is in such close proximity to classics in the area. I thought it was right in the v3/4 range. A fun problem though! Maybe when Ian finishes the guide we will get a name, but until then I'd just refer to it as the unknown 3/4 behind Pink Crack.
P.S . I actually have a picture of myself on this problem on my mt project page circa 2008. Nice job on the send! Oct 9, 2012