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Elevation: 4,279 ft 1,304 m
GPS: 34.02826, -116.14493
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Shared By: C Miller on Jan 31, 2008
Admins: Greg Opland, Mike Morley, C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Gunkswest
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Description Suggest change

This very popular area includes the famous Gunsmoke traverse as well as a number of other quality problems scattered about a large open valley.

Getting There Suggest change

Park in the large paved lot and follow a trail past the old parking lot and then straight on for a bit until a sharp turn to the left midway along a worn trail (continuing straight ahead leads to Barker Dam), pass a short rocky section, go a bit further and turn right to enter a broad open valley - the Gunsmoke traverse will soon be visible at about one o'clock (slightly to the right). 

  • Plan on a 10+ minute hike from the car.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gunsmoke Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 52
Piano Crack
Boulder
V0 4
 30
Corner Problem
Boulder
V1 5
 24
Friction 101
Boulder
V2 5+
 364
The Chube
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
Balance Problem
Boulder
V2 5+
 19
Unnamed Variation
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
The Sloth
Boulder
V3 6A
 478
Gunsmoke
Boulder
V3 6A PG13
 10
Like a Ninja
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 25
Secret Samurai
Boulder
V5 6C
 65
High Noon
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Shanghai Noon
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 61
Streetcar Named Desire
Boulder
V12+ 8A+
 4
Iron Resolution
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Piano Crack Piano Rock
 52
V-easy 3 Boulder
Corner Problem Gunsmoke Wall
 30
V0 4 Boulder
Friction 101 Friction Slab
 24
V1 5 Boulder
The Chube Chube Boulder
 364
V2 5+ Boulder
Balance Problem Piano Rock
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Unnamed Variation No Name Boulder
 19
V2 5+ Boulder
The Sloth Gunsmoke Wall
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke Wall
 478
V3 6A Boulder
Like a Ninja Ninja Boulder
 10
V3 6A PG13 Boulder
Secret Samurai Ninja Boulder
 25
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
High Noon Gunsmoke Wall
 65
V5 6C Boulder
Shanghai Noon Gunsmoke Wall
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Streetcar Named Desire Streetcar Boulder
 61
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Iron Resolution Iron Resolution Block
 4
V12+ 8A+ Boulder
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