BETA PHOTO: Frank's Boulder, Tramway.
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One of the standout boulders of the Trailside Area, Franks Boulder is seemingly designed for bouldering with it's long rails and incuts over mostly good landings. Problem range from V2 to V7 with Frank's Roof
(V3), Short Sloper Traverse
(V4), Frank's Problem
(V4) and the Sloper Traverse (V6) being amongst the best.
Hike past the Ranger Station, the trail junction and the turn-off for the Flash Gordon Area and continue along the trail over several small hills until the trail flattens out again and the boulders come into view on the right. Cut right following a faint trail (which gets better further on) and work slightly right and uphill until the boulder comes into view.
Weather station 4.9 miles from here
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Frank's Problem (variation) V2 5+ CA
: San Jacinto Mountains
: ... : Frank's Boulder
This easier variation to Frank's Problem (V4) shares both the start and finish of that problem but avoids the crux making it a good warm-up for this boulder and the immediate vicinity.Start at the low sidepull flake (shared with the Short Sloper Traverse and Frank's Direct) and at the first horizontal move slightly right and then straight up into the upper rail to finish as for Frank's Problem.The finish, while not terribly difficult, is above a small boulder making a spot particularly helpful....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By C Miller
Jul 28, 2009
Incorrectly called the Smiley Boulder by the 5-Star-Bouldering guidebook.