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Elevation: 8,508 ft
GPS: 33.8141, -116.645
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Shared By: C Miller on Aug 10, 2008
Admins: Colin Parker, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description Suggest change

The Flash Gordon Area is a collection of problems in a side canyon on the right side of the trail between the Long Valley and Trailside Areas. Problems of all sorts and grades are found here with short one-move-wonders, long traverses, scary highballs, slabs and roofs.

Some of the better problems here include the Tree Problem (V0-), Serpentine Ridge (V0- R), Another Tree Problem (V0+), Sea of Tranquility (V1 R), Buck Rogers (V2), Flash Gordon (V3), Rufus (V5), The Rhino (V7 R), The Elf (V8) and the Mr. Smiley Traverse (V10).

Getting There Suggest change

Hike past the Ranger Station and the trail junction bearing right and continue for about 100 meters to a spot where the trail crosses a slab of granite. From here veer right at about 2 o'clock and follow a trail which leads to the mouth of the canyon - the Warm-up Boulder will be quickly visible on the right side of the trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Flash Gordon Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3 PG13
 6
Dike Line
Boulder
V-easy 3 PG13
 13
Oceanus
Boulder
V0- 4- R
 11
Serpentine Ridge
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 16
Another Tree Problem
Boulder
V1 5
 25
The Ledge
Boulder
V1 5 R
 31
Sea of Tranquility
Boulder
V1 5
 8
Super Chicken
Boulder
V2 5+
 62
Buck Rogers
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
Tom Slick
Boulder
V3 6A
 56
Flash Gordon
Boulder
V3 6A
 15
Buck Rodgers Variation
Boulder
V3 6A
 10
Unknown
Boulder
V5 6C
 9
Rufus
Boulder
V7 7A+
 6
Chadinator
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dike Line Dike Boulder
 6
V-easy 3 PG13 Boulder
Oceanus Moon Boulder
 13
V-easy 3 PG13 Boulder
Serpentine Ridge Moon Boulder
 11
V0- 4- R Boulder
Another Tree Problem Warm-Up Boulder
 16
V0+ 4+ Boulder
The Ledge Warm-Up Boulder
 25
V1 5 Boulder
Sea of Tranquility Moon Boulder
 31
V1 5 R Boulder
Super Chicken Dead Tree Boulder
 8
V1 5 Boulder
Buck Rogers Flash Gordon Boulder
 62
V2 5+ Boulder
Tom Slick Dead Tree Boulder
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Flash Gordon Flash Gordon Boulder
 56
V3 6A Boulder
Buck Rodgers Variation Flash Gordon Boulder
 15
V3 6A Boulder
Unknown Dead Tree Boulder
 10
V3 6A Boulder
Rufus Rufus Boulder
 9
V5 6C Boulder
Chadinator Flash Gordon Boulder
 6
V7 7A+ Boulder
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