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Elevation: 1,600'
Location: 33.77833, -117.12966 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: karl schmidt on Aug 5, 2014


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  • ** Main access to this area is through private property, be courteous and don't do anything to draw attention to yourself ***


Aka Nuevo

This area is comprised of light vegetation that can be slightly bothersome to navigate but is not much of a hassle. There is much potential here for first assents but the better problems have been established. The rock quality on established routes is solid with great texture but for your FA you might have to deal with some chossy quality so bring a wire brush. As for the climbing, many of the established routes are going to be on large, slabby egg-shaped boulder. So bring lots of pads and spoters or just top rope many of the highball projects.
The Flats feel remote but there is a lot of local traffic and abuse with illegal dumping, graffiti, and 4wd misuse. Be watchful for bees and the occasional rattle snake. This area is good to climb year round but I'd avoid the middle of the day during the summer months.

Check out more info from the guide... Craig Fry's Southern California Bouldering Guide.

Getting There 

Head north from hwy 74 on Briggs rd at the heritage high school intersection. Pass mountain road, as soon. As the rd curves a sharp left onto Gunrther Rd,make an immediate right at McIntrye Rd (through the gate). Once you come to the church you will see a hillside directly behind it with a few rocks with crosses on them and very big power lines. Some of the main established climbing is at the top of this hill directly underneath the powerlines. To get there, you will take a sharp left just before the church on your right hand side. Fallow this road up and around for about 5-10 minutes to your main right keeping in mind that you will be trying to get to the powerlines and you will be at the main climbing area. Once you've come to a 4 way intersection, there will be a fenced property on your right hand side. Much of the climbing is on the other side of this property. Stay to your main right and you'll hit the high voltage area. 4wd/Awd is recommend. There are other areas in the flats with multiple axis points but that should get you started. You can go right when you come to the church and head up hill and it connects you to the same area because McIntrye Rd goes in a circle, but we try to avoid any from the church even knowing were there by going to the left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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

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By Joshua Reinig
Aug 6, 2014
I fell in love with this so called obscure area some years back! Lots of history and climbing lore, and yes still tons of potential!!! Was pretty heart broken however when some IE climbers started manufacturing climbs and holds on or near many of the classics. Despite this and all the trash, motor heads, local partiers and Korean Cult, the place is still pretty bad ass and still has loads of potential. Have always wondered why no one has put this area on MP yet and am stoked it finally is!!!
The guidebook is a wee outdated and do believe one of the sole purposes of sites such as MP is to share such places that have fallen into obscurity.
Maybe if it would have been put on the map correctly early on, It would already be a more recognized and legitimate climbing area!!!
Areas such as these have definitely inspired me and love to see others sharing the same stoke!!!
By Rusty Jerry
May 8, 2015
I have done a few climbs here due to a good friend of mine who lives in the sky mesa area. i have done alot of dirt bike riding in that area and that's how i found them . some one has took a air chisel too one of the boulders there and even bolted gym holds too it. lots of potential in that area. would not mind cleaning it up and re establishing routes would be fun.
From: Southern California
Oct 21, 2015
One of the many boulders in the area.

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