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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 34.1993, -117.0509 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Situated in a dense pine forest at elevations of 6500' to over 7500' the Keller Peak area offers great climbing on over 200 routes and much bouldering for most of the year. There are many locations for climbing along the road as well as eleven free campsites. No services are available along Keller Peak Road, but the towns of Running Springs and Arrowbear are only fifteen minutes away with full ameneties. The fire lookout atop Keller Peak (7882') provides an amazing bird-eye view; when open and visibility is high a visit to it is highly recommended.

The road up Keller Peak is a narrow two lane road with many blind corners as it winds it's way up the mountainside. Please drive slowly and cautiously and keep an eye out for other vehicles as well as pedestrian traffic. Parking is fairly limited at most crags, especially the Hungover Wall, so please pull completely off the road when parking so as not to make it any more narrow than it already is.

Getting There 

From the town of Running Springs head east approximately 1.0 mile on Hwy 18 and make a right (just past the Deerlick Fire Station) onto Keller Peak Road (1N96), a paved but narrow and winding two-lane road. Following the road uphill will take one to the various areas; about 4 miles up the road tees- left to Children's Forest and right to the Keller Peak Lookout.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

112 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',40],['1 Star',49],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',7],['5.9',15],['5.10',37],['5.11',25],['5.12',13],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',2],['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 Keller Peak:
Solo Crack   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 20'   Children's Forest : Solo Rock
The Hungover Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder, 100'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Left Side
Easy Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
Horton Hears A Who   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Children's Forest : Seuss Wall
More Punk than Funk   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Left Side
Joe's Problem   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Left Side
Segments in Space   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
Suspended Animation   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
Particle Acceleration   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
Orange Tapestry   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Left Side
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Featured Route For Keller Peak
Me on the Odenthal Finish a TR variation to Orange...

Orange Tapestry 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Hungover Wall - Left Side
Just left of More Punk than Funk is this classic sport route up a beautiful orange face.Steep but positive horizontals lead to a powerful crux (5.12) at the second bolt, and higher at the fourth bolt, you're faced with insecure balancy moves as you struggle to get established onto a steep slab which is then followed to the anchors.Excellent rock, a variety of intriguing moves and good protection make this one of the classics of the wall; definitely recommended for those who climb at the grad...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Local Information for Keller Peak
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Sunset from the top of Hungover Wall
Sunset from the top of Hungover Wall
Keller Peak - An Island in the Clouds.  Picture ta...
Keller Peak - An Island in the Clouds. Picture ta...
Mike making the long reaches on Segments in Space,...
Mike making the long reaches on Segments in Space,...
Looking towards the summit, Keller Peak
Looking towards the summit, Keller Peak
The road to the fire lookout is open 9-5 daily, Ke...
The road to the fire lookout is open 9-5 daily, Ke...
Signs of Autumn, Keller Peak
Signs of Autumn, Keller Peak
Keller Peak sunset.
Keller Peak sunset.
Welcome to Keller Peak! This sign is visible at th...
BETA PHOTO: Welcome to Keller Peak! This sign is visible at th...
A Snowy slope on Keller Peak
A Snowy slope on Keller Peak
Hummingbirds coming in for a landing at the fire l...
Hummingbirds coming in for a landing at the fire l...
A view of the fire lookout, Keller Peak
A view of the fire lookout, Keller Peak
Keller Peak.
Keller Peak.
Close-up of B-26 crash memorial plaque near the su...
Close-up of B-26 crash memorial plaque near the su...
The western flanks, Keller Peak
The western flanks, Keller Peak
Lower trailhead for the Exploration Trail, Keller ...
BETA PHOTO: Lower trailhead for the Exploration Trail, Keller ...
The volunteer-run fire lookout, Keller Peak
The volunteer-run fire lookout, Keller Peak
Keller Peak Road and the backside of the Hungover ...
Keller Peak Road and the backside of the Hungover ...
B-26 crash memorial plaque near the summit, Keller...
B-26 crash memorial plaque near the summit, Keller...
Red-Rayed Hulsea (Hulsea heterochroma) near the Hu...
Red-Rayed Hulsea (Hulsea heterochroma) near the Hu...
Jeffy on an unnamed V5, Keller Peak
Jeffy on an unnamed V5, Keller Peak
Eaton's Firecracker (Penstemon eatonii), Keller Pe...
Eaton's Firecracker (Penstemon eatonii), Keller Pe...
Early morning fog and silhouetted pines, Keller Pe...
Early morning fog and silhouetted pines, Keller Pe...

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By tom donnelly
Sep 25, 2007
There is a new trail built in 2005 called the Exploration Trail on Keller Peak that is useful for some of the crags.
See
books.google.com/books?id=AbY0...

lakearrowheadnews.com/children...

Also most of the campsites were renumbered in 2005, so go by their location, not by number. In general, most of the site numbers decreased by ONE.
By aaron hope
From: Walnut Creek, CA
Dec 19, 2013
Is this area accessible and climbable in the winter on a warm day? How long after a snow storm do the south facing aspects usually melt away?