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Highway 38, the "back road to Big Bear", tops out at Onyx Summit (elevation 8443'), which is the highest State Highway summit in Southern California. Just northwest of the actual summit and visible from the road is a small but enticing chunk of high-quality granite with a handful of routes.
The Onyx Summit Crag is found on the west side of Highway 38 about 0.25 miles north of the actual summit and almost directly across the highway from a large dirt pullout.
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Nothing Could be Finer than to be in a Vagina in the Morning 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Palm Pilot 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b CA : San Bernardino Mountains : Onyx Summit Crag
Climb nice rock up an easy slab past three bolts to a block at the start of a sharply right-slanting arete. Mantle atop a block (it moves slightly but is solid), clip a bolt and make some thin moves (5.10-) to grab the arete proper and then rail out right along the edge of the arete past three more bolts and somewhat sustained climbing to anchors.Somewhat contrived along the upper arete, as it's possible to mantle up anywhere along the way, but the climbing is good and demands attention to your ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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