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Xen Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,650'
Location: 37.32287, -118.5802 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brad Fauteux on Mar 27, 2016

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A secluded boulder that is rarely ever climbed. Named after it's xenolith features, this boulder has some sweet technical and powerful climbing.

It offers a classic v2, an interesting lay-back arete climb and a difficult v6! Something for everybody!

Beautiful scenery and an isolated location and a view of the Buttermilks Main make this a great place to go for a picnic and a climbing session. Amazing quartz crystals can also be found in various spots in the area.

Getting There 

As for "Painted Cave", but while looking at the problem turn around and look in the distance and slightly right. There is a run-off/ drainage scoop with some boulders in it. This boulder lies slightly uphill from there. About a five minute hike with gear from the Painted Cave Boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Buttermilk Country area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Xen Boulder

Unnamed V6 7A  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Xen Boulder
Height dependent start, or just stack a pad. Reach up to a good crimp in a shallow dish. Pull on and make some difficult moves to the lip of the boulder and then climb up the slab using good balance and a good xenolith knob. Finish up into the shallow scoop....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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