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Crystal Lake Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,500'
Location: 34.3163, -117.8385 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: TacoDelRio on Oct 28, 2011
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This area contains a handful of granite boulders, typically 10ft tall with the largest being about 30ft tall. Bonsai Boulder is shaded, with most of the other boulders out in the open.

The rock is generally good, though cleaning is required on new routes. There are some crack climbs/problems amongst the face climbs.

Getting There 

Take the Azusa exit off the 210 up into the mountains where it becomes Route 39. YOu will come to a Ranger Station on the right after leaving the city, and there is a sign here that shows whether or not the road is open to Crystal Lake. Continue up until just before the road is gated off and make the right turn at Crystal Lake. The road heads north, and then takes a sharp right turn and then a left hand sweeping turn, followed by another left. You will start going uphill on a straight. There is a very small turnout on the left. Park here and look north. You will be able to see Big Boulder from here. Hike straight in to it.

While you're on this page, check the GPS coordinates to see the location of "Big Boulder". All other boulders listed here are arrayed directly west of Big Boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Angeles National Forest area.

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Crystal Lake Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Kawabatake Topo

Kawabatake V-easy 3  California : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Crystal Lake Boulders
This route follows good holds up and right on the center of the west face of Bonsai Boulder. Easy fun topout. Walkoff to the southeast on the lowest side of the boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Crystal Lake Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Bonsai Boulder topo, showing all routes
BETA PHOTO: Bonsai Boulder topo, showing all routes
Rock Climbing Photo: Big Boulder Topo
BETA PHOTO: Big Boulder Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolt on top of the Big Boulder
BETA PHOTO: Bolt on top of the Big Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Taco finishing up TK421
Taco finishing up TK421
Rock Climbing Photo: Taco on The Fett Arete
Taco on The Fett Arete

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