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The Summit Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 33.82914, -116.75647 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Somewhat difficult to find, the Summit is a collection of boulders found on the summit of a hill / ridge. Despite the search that must be undertaken by newcomers to this area, many find the problems well worth it.


Getting There 

Walk up the dirt road to the lookout tower from Boulder Basin Campground. The road is found near the entrance to the campgrounds. Walk about 50' past the trail to the Rounded Boulders (first large switchback in the road) to walk off the road and up a hill. Continue to walk uphill and slightly left for about 5 to 10 minutes (depdnding on whether you left the road in the correct location) to come to the Summit area boulders. If you start going downhill you probably went to far (or perhaps didn't veer left enough...).

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',11],['V2-3',5],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',9],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',1],['V12-13',3],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Summit

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Summit:
Once Upon A Time   V1 5 X     Boulder, 15'   Once Upon A Time Area : Once Upon A Time Boulder
The Visor Lip   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   NRA : Visor Boulder
Buttermilk Face Middle   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Cracker Boy Area : Buttermilk Boulder
Saddle Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Saddle Boulders
Lower NRA   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 20'   NRA : NRA Boulder
Buttermilk Face Right   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 15'   Cracker Boy Area : Buttermilk Boulder
Center Visor   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   NRA : Visor Boulder
Facemeat   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Facemeat Area : Facemeat Boulder
Cracker Boy   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Cracker Boy Area : Buttermilk Boulder
NRA   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   NRA : NRA Boulder
Can Opener   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   NRA : Visor Boulder
Born Under Punches   V7 7A+     Boulder   Talking Heads Area : Born Boulder
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The 8th Dimension V8 7B  California : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : The 8th Dimension Boulder
Start with your hands about head height on left arête and the diagonal rail to the right. Pull off the ground without using the ever so tempting boulder at the base. Work the arête and fire up right for the in-cut just below the lip(CRUX). Pull a few easy moves on jugs before a tricky mantle followed by a somewhat delicate slab finish. Other variations exist at about the same difficulty....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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