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Mill Creek Wash

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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 34.0965, -117.0282 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: kevin goradia on Mar 21, 2010
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Description 

There are two major bouldering areas. ( St. Pattys day boulder and Gangsters Paradise boulder.Update: From what I hear there are already many established climbs on these boulders. Whoever has Fa'd them please email me at kevin_goradia@redlands.edu, so that I can update this area.


Getting There 

Drive Highway 38 from Redlands heading East. Drive through Mentone, and follow the 38 and pull over at the first pull out near the creek. Cross the creek, Boulders are very visible.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',4],['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 Mill Creek Wash :
Deez Nuts   V3- 6A     Boulder, 16'   
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Featured Route For Mill Creek Wash
Matt working the undercling on the traverse.

V3 Traverse V3 6A  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Mill Creek Wash
Start on a low jug and work your way across 15 feet of underclings and small seams for your feet. Once you traverse over, work small holds and a side pull to reach a large jug to begin your ascent to the top out (crux). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Mill Creek Wash Slideshow Add Photo
Lauren topping out the V1 on the backside of the Meteorite
Lauren topping out the V1 on the backside of the M...
Lauren on the V1, found on the front side of the Meteorite.
Lauren on the V1, found on the front side of the M...
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By Rough
Mar 22, 2010

This area has a long history of climbing since the early 1990s. We called it Mill Wash Boulders and I wrote a small guide for it that was featured in MotherRock. Since then, Louie Anderson and his crew redid some of our older problems as well as established some new problems. I am not sure if he ever wrote a guide, but a lot of his work can be found here (look at the pictures for the area not the routes listed):

www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/Cali>>>

The nature of the wash and associated run off volume/intensity during the spring can really change a lot of the makeup and bases of the boulders. A boulder we used to climb at below the bridge was over 10 feet tall, a few years later, it was 3 feet tall.

Hate to break it to you guys, but not FAs.

This topo from 1995 will get you going on more than you probably are even aware of yet:

farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4455861931_25699c90f1_o.jpg

By kevin goradia
Mar 23, 2010

Hey thanks for the update! We had tried to find information on this spot and found nothing,so we put these Climbs up. If you could email the routes and fa's for me that would be awesome! Thanks again for informing me.

By Nathan Scherneck
From: Portland, OR
Mar 24, 2010

This also should not have been added as their own area seeing as how these are in the Mill Creek basin and "Mill Creek (Mentone Boulders)" area has been on the site since 2007.

By Rough
Mar 24, 2010

Just a clarification: I do agree this info should be merged with the Mentone boulders (Mill Wash) as that is exactly how we always referred to them. However, I don't want to make this a negative thing. It is cool to see the next generation turned on to and psyched about the old stomping grounds. I am sure that people were out there doing problems before the 90s when I was there. If you guys haven't checked out the boulder past Mill Creek Road, you are in for a big surprise. That boulder is stellar.

By jayk g
Mar 29, 2010

checked out that boulder today after mill creek road found that it was full of artificial holds....I understand that if a vital hold breaks...but this was crazy, any one know whats up with this one. It seems to me that if the putty holds were not there this rock may have less routes but they might be better than V0's

By Rough
Mar 29, 2010

Putty holds? WTF?

By jayk g
Mar 29, 2010

yes! and a speckled brown spray paint over them but it has worn off in some spots

By Nick McInally
May 3, 2013

Ive heard the "putty hold" boulder referred to as the "Mentone Meteorite". Can anyone confirm this? Also, is there any desire for it to be added to the section? Artificial and chipped holds aside, there are still some really fun problems for anyone in a v1-3 range.