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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 33.81257, -116.64636 View Map  Incorrect?
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Popular due to it's convenience and a wealth of great problems concentrated in a relatively small area. A good trail exists through the heart of the area and leads further afield to Shangri-La .

Popular problems here include Frank's Roof (V3), Morgan Arete (V3), Da Way (V3 R), Black Moon (V3 R), Blacktop (V4), Frank's Problem (V4), Green Hornet (V5), Power of Seven (V7), Gluttony (V8), Harry Pothead (V8) and Angus (V9).

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. Check the individual problems for more detailed approach information.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

43 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Trailside Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Trailside Boulders:
The Terminator   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Frank's Boulder
Frank's Roof   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Frank's Boulder
Frank's Problem   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Frank's Boulder
Green Hornet   V5 6C     Boulder   Mandala of Tram
Green Hornet Direct   V5 6C     Boulder   Mandala of Tram
Slitherin   V5 6C     Boulder, 6'   Seven Boulder
Malcolm   V6 7A     Boulder, 8'   Angus Boulder
Gluttony   V8 7B     Boulder, 14'   Gluttony Boulder
Angus   V9 7C     Boulder, 8'   Angus Boulder
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Featured Route For Trailside Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Going for the crux move on "Green Hornet"...

Green Hornet V5 6C  California : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Mandala of Tram
The "Green Hornet" is a beautiful line through the center of the overhanging face of the wave like shaped Mandala of Tram boulder. Using a fingerlock, gain a good hold high in the wave, then reach high and right for a tiny 3 finger crimp. Gain a another shallow crimp with your left and throw for the black knob.This problem might be the best at it's grade at Tram....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Trailside Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading for the light on Frank's Roof (V3), Tramwa...
Heading for the light on Frank's Roof (V3), Tramwa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Hammett, Palm Springs Tramway, CA.
Matt Hammett, Palm Springs Tramway, CA.
Rock Climbing Photo: Winter at the Trailside Boulders, Tramway
Winter at the Trailside Boulders, Tramway
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Moon Boulder, Tramway
Black Moon Boulder, Tramway
Rock Climbing Photo: Kylie sending, Tramway
Kylie sending, Tramway
Rock Climbing Photo: Moonrise from the trailside boulders.
Moonrise from the trailside boulders.
Rock Climbing Photo: Marc Schiffhauer on the Angus Boulder, Palm Spring...
Marc Schiffhauer on the Angus Boulder, Palm Spring...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pea Boulder, Tramway
BETA PHOTO: Pea Boulder, Tramway
Rock Climbing Photo: Seven Boulder, Tramway
BETA PHOTO: Seven Boulder, Tramway

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