This area is northeast of the Year of the Cat Gully and just to the west of The Dance Floor. Deer Canyon is just past The Dance Floor while Area 51 sits atop a small hill just to the south.
The best approach is by heading west of The Dance Floor which leads to Deer Canyon and then breaking left uphill past Velvet Fog to reach Area 51, or by scrambling uphill through rocks from the vicinity of Year of the Cat Gully if in that area which leads directly to Area 51. Approach time is 25-35 minutes.
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Greasefire V6 CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Greasefire Boulder
Start way down deep in the cave, with your left hand on a small sidepull, and right in a hueco. Pull on and muscle your way out of the cave to huge hold on the lip.From the monster hold launch up and left to a poor sloper, which helps you rock round onto the ledge....[more] Browse More Classics in CA