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Areas in South Ridge Boulders

Arching boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cat Boulder 0 / 1 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Cilley's Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elephant Man Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Malcom's Best 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Mantel Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Mechanical Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Parking Lot Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Shorty Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
South Ridge Creek Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Upper South Ridge 0 / 0 / 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Warm up boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 6,500 ft
GPS: 33.735, -116.697 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Ryan Strickland on Nov 3, 2011
Admins: Colin Parker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

One of the best bouldering areas in Idyllwild. Most boulders range from 10-30 feet in height and are typically face or slab climbs, with a few exceptions. The rock is high quality granite, similar to that found at Suicide Rock.

Getting There

Drive up South Ridge Road, located off of Tahquitz View Road in Idyllwild. Parts of the road can be rough or impassable for low clearance, 2wd vehicles until the road is graded. If your vehicle cannot make it all the way up, park in one of the many turnoffs and walk the rest of the way up. You know you're there when you see a large, slabby boulder in a parking area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Ridge Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V5 6C
South Ridge Arete
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South Ridge Arete Malcom's Best V5 6C Boulder
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Some group of campers had a MASSIVE fire right under south ridge arete, the whole side of the boulder is black, and the heat made a huge flake pop out a bit and is really hollow, then the top of the flake was broken off making a massive ugly hold. That whole flake would pop if you tugged on it a bit and the first really good foot edge is apart of this flake. The problem is pretty much ruined... Apr 29, 2014
x15x15  
I guess if you want a paint by numbers approach... but I still don't see a whole lot of "original" material on this page. Mar 29, 2014
Colin Parker
Idyllwild, CA
Colin Parker   Idyllwild, CA  
I haven't found any other sources for information on this area. IMO, Craig Fry's guide is poor and dated. Nov 7, 2013
Everyone keeps talking about so cal bouldering guide, but it does not have much info on route description. Is there another source? Oct 15, 2013
x15x15  
the so cal bouldering guide is a good book to pick up. great info in this guide. Apr 2, 2012
generationfourth
Irvine, CA
generationfourth   Irvine, CA
What is the hard problem in the Elephant man corridor (on the other boulder) It's orange, chipped, really thin crimps and chipped footholds?? thanks Mar 27, 2012

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