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Siberia Creek Tower 

Siberia Creek Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,600'
Location: 34.21714, -116.985 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Howard on Jul 24, 2014
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BETA PHOTO: View from boulder laden gully of SE face of Siberi...

Description 

Another hidden treasure! Even the approach is beautiful and nestled near the majestic Champion lodgepole pine. It's uncharacteristic for the SBs in that the climbing is next to a well-kept trail. For those seeking trad climbing away from the crowds, this is worth checking out. The 130 foot tall Siberia Creek Tower is the centerpiece of the area, and even sports unusual difficulty for the area like the well-bolted 5.12d waterchute route Silk. (The rock quality is reminiscent of the Weeping Wall at Suicide Rock.)

Getting There 

Follow Siberia Creek from trailhead parking about a mile, crossing the creek several times over boardwalks. You'll see a series of potential climbing formations on the right. (The first is not it; the second is the Siberia Creek Tower.) Simplest approach is to cross the boardwalk, continue on the trail, and scramble into the boulder laden gully and back up to the south face of Siberia Creek Tower. (See beta pictures on page.)

Climbing Season

For the Big Bear South area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Siberia Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Follow the crack on the right.

Harold 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Siberia Creek Tower - South...
Begins with lieback; transitions to the main vertical hand/wide fist crack. Perhaps no single distinct crux, but somewhat sustained until the angle eases off past the halfway point. Less facey than some other Big Bear area climbs....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Siberia Creek Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Gunsight on the Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear ...
The Gunsight on the Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The first wooden boardwalk along the Siberia Creek...
The first wooden boardwalk along the Siberia Creek...
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the numerous benches along the Siberia Cree...
One of the numerous benches along the Siberia Cree...
Rock Climbing Photo: Log chair along the Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear ...
Log chair along the Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Trailhead map.
BETA PHOTO: Trailhead map.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum) along the Siber...
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum) along the Siber...
Rock Climbing Photo: The second wooden boardwalk along the Siberia Cree...
The second wooden boardwalk along the Siberia Cree...
Rock Climbing Photo: Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear South
Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: The trailhead for Siberia Creek, Big Bear South
The trailhead for Siberia Creek, Big Bear South

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By C Miller
Administrator
From: CA
Aug 1, 2014
A little more approach information - drive 4.7 miles from the intersection of Hwy 18 and Mill Creek Road until you reach Forest Road 2N11, make a right turn and then drive another 1.0 mile until you reach the parking area/trailhead on the right side of the road.

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