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Boy Scout Wall  


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New Comfort station near Boy Scout Rock.
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Description & Guide Book Beta (see NOTE:) 

Rock quality is solid and featured with many edges making it a wonderful destination for beginners or people looking to get some mileage in.

This area is often crowded but provides many routes to chose from between 5.6 - 5.10 c/d.

Bolted anchors primarily of closed shuts but some chains exist. PLEASE use your own draws for top roping to avoid unnecessary wear on anchors.
South Facing Wall with many easy to moderate routes. Rock quality and routes much better than appear at first glance from the road.

NOTE: Southern CA Sport Climbing Guide 3rd edition topo is incorrect. Page 213 indicates topo numbering does not match route description numbers.

Adjust accordingly - Per topo route #763 going up the mid-crag pinnacle is #764 "Three Giant Steps". Shift all routes left or right as needed.

Getting There 

Drive in towards main parking area passing the turn offs for Predator Wall and Roadside Crag. Shortly thereafter the road splits and providing a parallel passage - look for large concrete slab in front of a busted out spray painted boulder. Park there. The crag is located directly behind that area with easily identifiable trails.

Climbing Season



Weather station 16.3 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',3],['5.10',7],['5.11',1],['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 Boy Scout Wall:
Unleash the Dragon   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Sam I Am   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Cool Enough   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Reaching Rayane   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Jack Be Nimble   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Three Giant Steps   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Make a Way   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Midway   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
The Overkill   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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The Overkill 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : High Desert : ... : Boy Scout Wall
This route is located in a small canyon behind the Boy Scout Wall. It starts on big holds on steep rock and moves into a thin slabby finish. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Boy Scout Wall, left
BETA PHOTO: Boy Scout Wall, left
Reaching Rayane.  Photo by Will S
Reaching Rayane. Photo by Will S
Boy Scout Wall. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Boy Scout Wall.
Photo by Blitzo.
Boy Scout Wall, right
BETA PHOTO: Boy Scout Wall, right
Bolt Locations for <br />Boy Scout Wall Right
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations for
Boy Scout Wall Right
This is the far left side of Boy Scout Wall, where the routes Pussy Pie,Venus Envy and Dog Ate The Homework are located. The profile of The Crossfire wall can be seen at the left margin of the pic. <br />photo by Jack Marshall
This is the far left side of Boy Scout Wall, where...
My son's first lead at NJC
My son's first lead at NJC
Climbing on Boy Scout Wall. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Climbing on Boy Scout Wall.
Photo by Blitzo.
Boy Scout Wall backside. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Boy Scout Wall backside.
Photo by Blitzo.
Boy Scout Wall, way left
BETA PHOTO: Boy Scout Wall, way left
New graffiti at Boy Scout Wall. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
New graffiti at Boy Scout Wall.
Photo by Blitzo.
Fooling around at the top of Scout.....
Fooling around at the top of Scout.....
Bolt Locations for Boy Scout Wall, Left
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations for Boy Scout Wall, Left

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By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
May 17, 2007
this formation is a GEM!!!...

Perfect for an afternoon of CRUISING...
By jt512
Administrator
May 18, 2007
Morbid trivia: The concrete slab in front of Boy Scout Wall has the distinction of being the site of the first homicide in 2007 in San Bernardino County. The shooting occurred at 15 minutes after midnight on January 1.
By Adam Kimmerly
Apr 19, 2010
Good for cruising indeed, and good for the ego. The route grading on this wall is very generously soft.
By Eric Wilkins
Jan 29, 2012
Can anyone tell me if these routes can be set up for TR i.e. easy approach to the anchors at the top?
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Jan 29, 2012
It is called the "BoyScout Wall" for a reason, after all... it ain't called NangaParbat

Easy answer yes. You might need to do about 12ft of 5.2 on the solo, but I recall easy summit access from climbers right. Way left might work too.... or maybe right up the back? I don't think it will be any problem.
By Gunther Chesnut
Mar 4, 2013
The "Boy Scout Wall" faces North-Northeast. It is located adjacent to the Group Campsite, approximately 150 yards from the end of the main road, on the right [west] side of the main road, just prior to reaching crossfire crag.
By Gunther Chesnut
Mar 4, 2013
I added the previous comment because I found it the beta for locating the Boy Scout Wall incorrect. It is NOT a south facing wall, no spray panted boulder and concrete slab is visible. The wall faces North-Northeast, and presumably where the concrete slab was previously located is now occupied by the group campsite, easily identifiable on the Sawtooth camping map, right side of main road 150 yards from the end.
By Ryan D.
Dec 26, 2013
In the winter, this wall is always in the shade and the rock is cold, so bring extra layers if doing this during that season.

Otherwise fun, long wall, with many positive holds.