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Areas in The Summit

Cracker Boy Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Facemeat Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
NRA 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Once Upon A Time Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Rounded Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Saddle Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Talking Heads Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
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Description

Somewhat difficult to find, the Summit is a collection of boulders found on the summit of a hill / ridge. Despite the search that must be undertaken by newcomers to this area, many find the problems well worth it.

Getting There

Walk up the dirt road to the lookout tower from Boulder Basin Campground. The road is found near the entrance to the campgrounds. Walk about 50' past the trail to the Rounded Boulders (first large switchback in the road) to walk off the road and up a hill. Continue to walk uphill and slightly left for about 5 to 10 minutes (depdnding on whether you left the road in the correct location) to come to the Summit area boulders. If you start going downhill you probably went to far (or perhaps didn't veer left enough...).

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Summit

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 10
Saddle Dihedral
Boulder
V1 5 R
 39
Once Upon A Time
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Saddle Slab Arete
Boulder
V3 6A
 32
The Visor Lip
Boulder
V3 6A
 17
Buttermilk Face Middle
Boulder
V3 6A
 15
Meat Face
Boulder
V4 6B
 32
Saddle Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 15
Buttermilk Face Right
Boulder
V6- 7A
 29
Facemeat
Boulder
V6 7A
 64
Center Visor
Boulder
V6 7A
 34
NRA
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Ruination
Boulder
V7 7A+
 25
Can Opener
Boulder
V7 7A+
 22
Cracker Boy
Boulder
V7 7A+
 9
Born Under Punches
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Saddle Dihedral Saddle Boulders
 10
V1 5 Boulder
Once Upon A Time Once Upon A Tim… > Once Upon A Time Boulder
 39
V1 5 R Boulder
Saddle Slab Arete Saddle Boulders
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
The Visor Lip NRA > Visor Boulder
 32
V3 6A Boulder
Buttermilk Face Middle Cracker Boy Area > Buttermilk Boulder
 17
V3 6A Boulder
Meat Face Facemeat Area > Meat Face Boulder
 15
V3 6A Boulder
Saddle Traverse Saddle Boulders
 32
V4 6B Boulder
Buttermilk Face Right Cracker Boy Area > Buttermilk Boulder
 15
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Facemeat Facemeat Area > Facemeat Boulder
 29
V6- 7A Boulder
Center Visor NRA > Visor Boulder
 64
V6 7A Boulder
NRA NRA > NRA Boulder
 34
V6 7A Boulder
Ruination Facemeat Area > Ruination Boulder
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Can Opener NRA > Visor Boulder
 25
V7 7A+ Boulder
Cracker Boy Cracker Boy Area > Buttermilk Boulder
 22
V7 7A+ Boulder
Born Under Punches Talking Heads Area > Born Boulder
 9
V7 7A+ Boulder
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