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8000 Foot Crag  


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Elevation: 8,100'
Location: 34.1737, -116.7177 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 12, 2006
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Description 

Located at just over 8000' in elevation and with most climbs facing north or northwest, this crag is a good bet for warm weather climbing. After a good winter snow can linger at the base until late May or early June which can provide an air conditioner effect to the crag.

The rock is composed of granite, and while generally solid tends to be somewhat dirty owing to it's northern orientation - some routes may need a bit more scrubbing or simply more traffic.

There are currently about a dozen routes here making it a good choice for a stop on the way to/from Big Bear or in conjunction with some time at the nearby Onyx Summit Crag. The standout routes here are El Rayo (5.10b) which takes steep cracks up the cleanest section of rock on the wall, Out of Sight (5.10b) a slightly overhanging arete on the left margin of the crag and P.H.D. (5.10c) a varied route up a slightly overhanging face to a flared corner and roof.

Getting There 

Located on the east side of Highway 38 about 0.25 miles north of the 8000' elevation marker.

Limited parking is found across from the crag on the west side of Highway 38 at the entrance to Laurel Pines Camp (park in the dirt and don't block the road into the Camp). From the parking area carefully cross the Highway and then follow an obvious trail to the crag. The approach takes all of three minutes in flip-flops.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.8 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',10],['5.11',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 8000 Foot Crag:
The Laughing Tiger   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 55'   Left Side
Out of Sight   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Left Side
El Rayo   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Left Side
Princess Vicious   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Left Side
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Featured Route For 8000 Foot Crag
Tim on the headwall of Drift and Die

Drift and Die 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Left Side
Preclip the awkwardly placed first bolt and then climb up a short right-slanting ramp to the right (5.10-) to gain a jug and the 2nd bolt. Wander up the easy slab above to finish with a short, steep headwall past two more bolts (5.10-) and shared anchors with Blurry. As an alternative it's possible to climb directly past the first bolt (5.11-).Although horribly dirty when first established this route has cleaned up greatly and offers a few fun moves....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Dave starting up Blurry (5.8), 8000 Foot Crag
Dave starting up Blurry (5.8), 8000 Foot Crag
Colorful lichen is abundant in the area, 8000 Foot Crag
Colorful lichen is abundant in the area, 8000 Foot...
Taylor near the top of Out of Sight (5.10b), 8000 Foot Crag
Taylor near the top of Out of Sight (5.10b), 8000 ...
Setting up for the crux on El Rayo (5.10b), 8000 Foot Crag
Setting up for the crux on El Rayo (5.10b), 8000 F...
Main face, 8000 Foot Crag
Main face, 8000 Foot Crag
If you drive past this sign, you've gone to far!
If you drive past this sign, you've gone to far!
Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja cinerea), 8000 Foot Crag
Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja cinerea), 8000 Foot ...
Out of Sight (5.10b), 8000 Foot Crag
Out of Sight (5.10b), 8000 Foot Crag

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By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Jul 18, 2011
Whats up with all the random bolts here? Theres one like 3 feet off the ground on the right side wall. Then there is one on 2 foot high rock on the left side wall. And if you scrabmble around to the top of the right side wall, there are 2 in the wierdest spots.
By Chris Norwood
From: San Diego, CA
Jul 1, 2012
Anyone know what's up with that squeeze to the right of "Talk to Me" 11a? Some of those bolts are literally 3 feet away from the bolt line on Talk to Me . . .
By Jeff constine
Jul 1, 2013
Because only crazy people drive that far to climb 60 foot routes..
By Jay W
Feb 25, 2014
Anyone know why there's a private property sign now drilled into the rock here? Should we not climb here now? I live 5 minutes from here so it would be disappointing to not be able to climb here anymore...