Array ( [0] => 105708955 [1] => 105708959 [2] => 105793881 [3] => 109292712 [4] => 105805235 [5] => 106033551 [6] => 106033557 ) Rock Climbing Routes & Photos in Crag at the End of the Universe, San Bernardino Mountains
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Description 

This is the most visited of the Campsite 7 crags, if one can apply such a description to an off-the-beaten-path area such as this. But it boasts a nice quality of granite and there are several large trees around the Southwest Face that provide shade for most of the day. Crag at the End of the Universe has several well-starred routes, both cracks and bolted face climbs, and the sharp crystals make for great purchase on foot holds and hand jams. You might want to tape up for the cracks – these crystals will take their pound of flesh in exchange for the great friction. All the routes finish atop the crag at bolted anchors and there is an easy walk off for descent: just head to the backside of the crag, scramble down a few feet, then turn right and walk down the hillside to the base of the climbs. Be sure to bring some extra slings for top-roping.

Getting There 

The Crag at the End of the Universe is the easiest of the Campsite 7 crags to find. Although there is a thorough description of the original approach in Hidden Treasures, a new mountain biking and equestrian trail has been cut that takes one directly past this crag. Start at Yellow Post Campsite #7. There is an old logging road that starts on the east side of the campsite. Follow this south until you come to a fork in the road. Take the left fork and continue to the end of the logging road, at a clearing. From here you can follow the swath cut through the sagebrush to the left, eventually following the cairns down through the streambed until they lead to the crag. However, the new, much easier way is to head right into the clearing, finding the equestrian trail and taking it to the left. This is a well-built and well-maintained path that will take you right to the base of the crag. Allow 20 minutes of easy hiking from the campsite to the crag.

Climbing Season

For the Keller Peak area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Yours truly, mid crux  photo by Tom Donnelly

Edge of the Universe 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Southeast Face
Edge OTU is the bolted line on the left side of the southeast face. Start on the same block as for the Void, but lean left and clip the first bolt. The crux is really a sequence of balancy moves, leaving the block and passing the first bolt. Although the difficulty eases up a bit, there are several nice, delicate moves to be had on this short climb as you work past the remaining bolts to the anchor. To descend, walk off to the right (when facing the wall)....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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