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Big Greeny Boulder 
Campsite 16 - 19 
Campsite 20, 21 
Campsite 22, 24 
Daring Boulder 
Flower Pot Boulders 
Off Road Boulder 
Pink Boulder 
Solitary Boulder 
Transmaniacon Boulder 
Tulip Boulder, The 

Boulder Basin Campground  

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Elevation: 7,300'
Location: 33.82651, -116.75533 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Euan Cameron, Colin Parker, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Obi on Jul 9, 2007
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Jackie Trejo on an unknown V3/4 behind pink crack ...


Found at the end of the Black Mountain Road, the boulders here are distributed across the campground. Most of the developed problems are found amongst the tall boulders around and near campsite 20. The downside to this area is the abundant number of people enjoying the great outdoors.

The parking situation is limited. You will either need an adventure pass and park such that you're not blocking any of the roads / trails OR pay the $10 dollars to stay in a campsite. Campsite reservations and an iron ranger are located at the entrance to the campsite.

Please take care not to trample through people's campsites (easier said than done) without asking for permission. On crowded weekends, more often than not, tents are pitched unknowingly under choice problems or even the downclimbs. Scope out the scene before jumping on a problem like a kid in a candy store. And finally don't forget to scope out the downclimb - more often than not, you're upclimbing the downclimb...

Getting There 

Follow the signs to Boulder Basin Campground. Stop the car when you arrive. Approaches to most climbs are anywhere between 5 seconds and 5 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

47 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Boulder Basin Campground:
Unknown   V0-1 4+ PG13     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Flower Pot Boulders
Flower Pot Right   V1+ 5     Boulder, 8'   Flower Pot Boulders
Big Greeny   V2 5+ R     Boulder, 20'   Big Greeny Boulder
Four Wheel Drive   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Off Road Boulder
Front Wheel Drive   V2 5+     Boulder, 8'   Off Road Boulder
Pink Crack   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 18'   Pink Boulder
"Dead Bug"   V4 6B     Boulder, 5'   Campsite 16 - 19
Boulder Basin Dyno   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   The Tulip Boulder
Where Boneheads Dare   V5 6C R     Boulder, 25'   Daring Boulder
Courier Flight (aka Bull Durham)   V6 7A     Boulder, 8'   Campsite 16 - 19
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Ted Frelke attempting the Dyno ish... Even though he's tall as hell

Boulder Basin Dyno V5 6C  CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : The Tulip Boulder
A very simple problem with very simple moves. As the name implies, Boulder Basin Dyno involves a long move from a juggy flake to the crystal lined lip. Finish just at/past the knob at the higher part of the lip. This is also the finish to The Tulip.Since this problem is very definitely in a campsite, please be courteous to any campers staying there and either ask permission first before climbing, or come back another day. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Bouldering in Boulder Basin CG, Black Mountain
Bouldering in Boulder Basin CG, Black Mountain
San Jacinto Peak from the edge of Boulder Basin CG, San Jacinto Mtns.
San Jacinto Peak from the edge of Boulder Basin CG...
James high off the deck on a fun V0 problem, Black Mountain
James high off the deck on a fun V0 problem, Black...
Buzzsaw (V10), Black Mountain
Buzzsaw (V10), Black Mountain
Euan on the Hundred Knobs Problem (V2), Black Mountain
Euan on the Hundred Knobs Problem (V2), Black Moun...
Way off the deck on Where Boneheads Dare (V5 R), Black Mountain
Way off the deck on Where Boneheads Dare (V5 R), B...
Way Too High
Way Too High
Boulder Basin CG sign, Black Mountain
Boulder Basin CG sign, Black Mountain
Campsite 22. 7.27.14 <br />Campers...
BETA PHOTO: Campsite 22. 7.27.14
Roadside cracks on the way to Boulder Basin CG, Black Mountain
Roadside cracks on the way to Boulder Basin CG, Bl...
A nice tree near the Big Greeny Boulder, Black Mountain
A nice tree near the Big Greeny Boulder, Black Mou...
Fallen Arch Arete (V5), Black Mountain
Fallen Arch Arete (V5), Black Mountain

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By Adam Stackhouse
Aug 5, 2007
... I would NOT buy an "adventure pass"
By Dan Popa
Aug 8, 2007
The fine for not buying the Adventure Pass is $5 (the same as the cost of the pass itself) and carries no penalties for not paying it (to my knowledge).
By PrrdyLady
From: Riverside, CA
Oct 8, 2012
Does anyone know the name to this V4? Its a short five min walk to the north of pink crack.
By nds
From: Oceanside, Ca
Oct 9, 2012
In reference to prrdylady's post...
I found this problem and sent a few years back...at the time it didn't appear to have been done. I cleaned up the holds covered in lichen and spider webs. I always assumed it had been done before though, since it is in such close proximity to classics in the area. I thought it was right in the v3/4 range. A fun problem though! Maybe when Ian finishes the guide we will get a name, but until then I'd just refer to it as the unknown 3/4 behind Pink Crack.
P.S . I actually have a picture of myself on this problem on my mt project page circa 2008. Nice job on the send!