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Cracker Boy Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,657'
Location: 33.82468, -116.75874 View Map  Incorrect?
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Tired of the crowds? The Lookout Tower area offers a nice reprieve from the throngs that invade Boulder Basin or the Visor Area. Relatively easy to find, the problems here are of respectable height, but are not completely off the deck.

Problems here tend to be vertical to slightly overhanging, depending on the particular boulder. One notable problem is Cracker Boy (V7).

Getting There 

Follow the signs to Boulder Basin Campground. At the entrance to the campgrounds by the campground bulletin board, there will be a left turn up a dirt hill (right turn takes you to the campsites). Park your car in the vicinity - you have two options at this point: 1) pay for the $10 dollars for a campsite 2) display an adventure pass and park such that you are not blocking any roads / cars. Parking IS limited.

At this point, grab your stuff and walk up the dirt trail towards the fire lookout tower. A 15 minute walk lands you at the lookout tower. The majority of problems are found to the right (westerly) and a stone's throw from the lookout tower.

Climbing Season

For the The Summit area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cracker Boy Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cracker Boy Area:
Buttermilk Face Middle   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Buttermilk Boulder
Buttermilk Face Right   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 15'   Buttermilk Boulder
Cracker Boy   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Buttermilk Boulder
The 8th Dimension   V8- 7B     Boulder, 15'   The 8th Dimension Boulder
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By C Miller
From: CA
Jul 10, 2007
There are approximately 50+ routes (sport, trad etc.) in the area surrounding the Lookout Tower. Most all of these were done by Paul Borne and others in the early 90's and have never been in any guidebook. Of particular note are two strikingly, beautiful aretes (5.11+ R, 5.13) near the tower.

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