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Frank's Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 33.81241, -116.64602 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 13, 2008


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BETA PHOTO: Frank's Boulder, Tramway.

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One of the standout boulders of the Trailside Area, Franks Boulder is seemingly designed for bouldering with it's long rails and incuts over mostly good landings. Problem range from V2 to V7 with Frank's Roof (V3), Short Sloper Traverse (V4), Frank's Problem (V4) and the Sloper Traverse (V6) being amongst the best.

Getting There 

Hike past the Ranger Station, the trail junction and the turn-off for the Flash Gordon Area and continue along the trail over several small hills until the trail flattens out again and the boulders come into view on the right. Cut right following a faint trail (which gets better further on) and work slightly right and uphill until the boulder comes into view.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Frank's Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Frank's Boulder:
The Terminator   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   
Frank's Roof   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
Frank's Problem   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Frank's Direct (V3), Tramway

Frank's Direct V3 6A  California : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Frank's Boulder
Start at the low sidepull flake (shared with Frank's Problem and the Short Sloper Traverse) and make a long reach up and out to a slanting rail, match and then move up and left before making the sloping (crux) topout moves. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By C Miller
From: CA
Jul 28, 2009
Incorrectly called the Smiley Boulder by the 5-Star-Bouldering guidebook.

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