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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 34.1993, -117.0509 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 12, 2006
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Description 

Situated in a dense pine forest at elevations of 6500' to 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.


107 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',38],['1 Star',47],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',7],['5.9',14],['5.10',35],['5.11',24],['5.12',12],['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
Horton Hears A Who   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Children's Forest : Seuss Wall
Easy Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
More Punk than Funk   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Left Side
Segments in Space   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
Suspended Animation   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
Particle Acceleration   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall : Hungover Wall - Right Side
Orange Tapestry   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 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 tapestry. Go to the right above the Horizonal instead following the bolts to the left.

Orange Tapestry 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 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

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Keller Peak - An Island in the Clouds. <br /> <br />Picture taken from the San Bernardino Peak trail.
Keller Peak - An Island in the Clouds.

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Mike making the long reaches on Segments in Space, 5.11c
Mike making the long reaches on Segments in Space,...
Keller Peak.
Keller Peak.
Welcome to Keller Peak! This sign is visible at the junction of Hwy 18 and Keller Peak Road.
BETA PHOTO: Welcome to Keller Peak! This sign is visible at th...
Red-Rayed Hulsea (Hulsea heterochroma) near the Hungover Wall, Keller Peak.
Red-Rayed Hulsea (Hulsea heterochroma) near the Hu...
Signs of Autumn, Keller Peak
Signs of Autumn, Keller Peak
The western flanks, Keller Peak
The western flanks, Keller Peak
Keller Peak sunset.
Keller Peak sunset.
Keller Peak Road, Keller Peak
Keller Peak Road, Keller Peak
A Snowy slope on Keller Peak
A Snowy slope on Keller Peak
Eaton's Firecracker (Penstemon eatonii), Keller Peak  <br />
Eaton's Firecracker (Penstemon eatonii), Keller Pe...
Joan Bertini leading Armed and Ready
Joan Bertini leading Armed and Ready
The volunteer-run fire lookout, Keller Peak
The volunteer-run fire lookout, Keller Peak
Lower trailhead for the Exploration Trail, Keller Peak
BETA PHOTO: Lower trailhead for the Exploration Trail, Keller ...
A view of the Fire Lookout, Keller Peak
A view of the Fire Lookout, Keller Peak
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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=AbY0eu4hGGQC&pg=PA70&lpg=PA70&dq=k>>>

www.lakearrowheadnews.com/children's_forest.htm

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?