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Area 51/Deer Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 33.82587, -116.64151 View Map  Incorrect?
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This area is northeast of the Year of the Cat Gully and just to the west of The Dance Floor. Deer Canyon is just past The Dance Floor while Area 51 sits atop a small hill just to the south.

Some of the better problems here include Velvet Fog (V3), Buckhorn (V3), The Mobius (V4), Sunshine Daydream (aka Yo Picasso) (aka Sunshine Daydream) (V4), Tram Sluts (V5), Staghorn (V5), Kinesthesia (V5) and Greasefire (V6).

Getting There 

The best approach is by heading west of The Dance Floor which leads to Deer Canyon and then breaking left uphill past Velvet Fog to reach Area 51, or by scrambling uphill through rocks from the vicinity of Year of the Cat Gully if in that area which leads directly to Area 51. Approach time is 25-35 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Area 51/Deer Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Area 51/Deer Canyon:
Sunshine Daydream (aka Yo Picasso)   V4 6B     Boulder, 16'   Yo Picasso (aka Sunshine Da...
Greasefire   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Greasefire Boulder
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Sunshine Daydream (aka Yo Picasso) V4 6B  California : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Yo Picasso (aka Sunshine Da...
SDS and work up the fractured crack system and horizontals to a a final heady move reaching blindly for a finishing jug. Classic. Yo Picasso is named for a self portrait done in 1901. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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