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Flash Gordon Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 33.82361, -116.63494 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Colin Parker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 10, 2008
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Judae on Another Tree Problem (V0+), Tramway

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The Flash Gordon Area is a collection of problems in a side canyon on the right side of the trail between the Long Valley and Trailside Areas. Problems of all sorts and grades are found here with short one-move-wonders, long traverses, scary highballs, slabs and roofs.

Some of the better problems here include the Tree Problem (V0-), Serpentine Ridge (V0- R), Another Tree Problem (V0+), Sea of Tranquility (V1 R), Buck Rogers (V2), Flash Gordon (V3), Rufus (V5), The Rhino (V7 R), The Elf (V8) and the Mr. Smiley Traverse (V10).

Getting There 

Hike past the Ranger Station and the trail junction bearing right and continue for about 100 meters to a spot where the trail crosses a slab of granite. From here veer right at about 2 o'clock and follow a trail which leads to the mouth of the canyon - the Warm-up Boulder will be quickly visible on the right side of the trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

43 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Flash Gordon Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Flash Gordon Area:
Sea of Tranquility   V1 5 R     Boulder, 25'   Moon Boulder
Buck Rogers   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Flash Gordon Boulder
Rufus   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 12'   Rufus Boulder
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Featured Route For Flash Gordon Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Judae on Another Tree Problem (V0+), Tramway

Another Tree Problem V0+ 4+  California : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Warm-Up Boulder
SDS at a shelf and power over the bulge on horizontals (same as the Tree Problem) and then traverse out left along a rail, passing over a small pine tree, to finish straight up to jugs at the lip....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Flash Gordon Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Another Tree Problem (V0+), Tramway
Another Tree Problem (V0+), Tramway
Rock Climbing Photo: The trail junction for the Flash Gordon Area, Tram...
BETA PHOTO: The trail junction for the Flash Gordon Area, Tram...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike high above it all on Serpentine Ridge (V0- R)...
Mike high above it all on Serpentine Ridge (V0- R)...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Candy, Tramway
Rock Candy, Tramway
Rock Climbing Photo: Excavation Boulder, Tramway
Excavation Boulder, Tramway

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