|GPS:||33.778, -117.13 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||karl schmidt on Aug 5, 2014|
|Admins:||C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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This area is comprised of light vegetation that can be slightly bothersome to navigate but is not much of a hassle. There is much potential here for first assents but the better problems have been established. The rock quality on established routes is solid with great texture but for your FA you might have to deal with some chossy quality so bring a wire brush. As for the climbing, many of the established routes are going to be on large, slabby egg-shaped boulder. So bring lots of pads and spoters or just top rope many of the highball projects.
The Flats feel remote but there is a lot of local traffic and abuse with illegal dumping, graffiti, and 4wd misuse. Be watchful for bees and the occasional rattle snake. This area is good to climb year round but I'd avoid the middle of the day during the summer months.
Check out more info from the guide... Craig Fry's Southern California Bouldering Guide.
- ** Main access to this area is through private property, be courteous and don't do anything to draw attention to yourself ***
- ** There is a church at the base/ start of McIntrye Rd with signs of no trespassing. They do not own all of the land in the area and various other access points to the area, but please be courteous and try to avoid something that would cause a closure of the gate to the main access point of MckIntrye Rd.The main issue in the area is illegal dumping, so just don't show up in a dump truck and your fine. 4wd/Awd is advised if possible for access to the area.
Getting ThereHead north from hwy 74 on Briggs rd at the heritage high school intersection. Pass mountain road, as soon. As the rd curves a sharp left onto Gunrther Rd,make an immediate right at McIntrye Rd (through the gate). Once you come to the church you will see a hillside directly behind it with a few rocks with crosses on them and very big power lines. Some of the main established climbing is at the top of this hill directly underneath the powerlines. To get there, you will take a sharp left just before the church on your right hand side. Fallow this road up and around for about 5-10 minutes to your main right keeping in mind that you will be trying to get to the powerlines and you will be at the main climbing area. Once you've come to a 4 way intersection, there will be a fenced property on your right hand side. Much of the climbing is on the other side of this property. Stay to your main right and you'll hit the high voltage area. 4wd/Awd is recommend. There are other areas in the flats with multiple axis points but that should get you started. You can go right when you come to the church and head up hill and it connects you to the same area because McIntrye Rd goes in a circle, but we try to avoid any from the church even knowing were there by going to the left.
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