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Black Mountain Conditions

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Jessica Burgos · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2023 · Points: 0

My friends and I were planning to head out to Black Mtn this weekend for some climbing! Boulder Basin/Group Camping climbs. Any updates or thoughts considering the storm that just passed thru?

Patrick L · · Idyllwild · Joined Jan 2019 · Points: 0

It certainly poured up here but I'm sure it will be dry enough by this weekend. 

Woolly Mammut · · Riverside, CA · Joined Mar 2022 · Points: 2,700

The road was awd/4wd recommended before the rain, some clearance required, so I'm sure it's the same if not a little worse. I might go on Friday, if it's real bad I'll let ya know. 

Patrick L · · Idyllwild · Joined Jan 2019 · Points: 0

I rode my dirtbike up there yesterday, you can get to the first 2 yellow post sites and the paved campground, but the main road is blocked by a very large down tree just past the left turn to the campground. It's not too big to clear it with a chainsaw. 

Also there was a mini van at the paved campground. The road is not that bad, I know it says awd/4x4 recommended but most cars would make it fine. The rain just cut a few ravines but not a big deal, one spot of mud 8 feet long and not deep. 

Woolly Mammut · · Riverside, CA · Joined Mar 2022 · Points: 2,700

Tree has been cleared, road is a little worse than before the storm. I still don't know about a car, maybe if you took your time, and didn't mind bottoming out a bit. I wouldn't want to put a car I cared about through that. Anything with a little more clearance should be fine though. 

OC Climber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2022 · Points: 0

Anyone been up recently? I have plans for next weekend and was hoping for an update.

John Palmer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2019 · Points: 1

I’ve been up a few times since the storm! There’s a few hard to spot potholes that have cropped up but in general the road is about what it used to be. Would recommend 4wd but you could probably get away without it if you’re careful.

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