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The Summit Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Obi on Jul 10, 2007


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Somewhat difficult to find, the Summit is a collection of boulders found on the summit of a hill / ridge. Despite the search that must be undertaken by newcomers to this area, many find the problems well worth it.

Getting There 

Walk up the dirt road to the lookout tower from Boulder Basin Campground. The road is found near the entrance to the campgrounds. Walk about 50' past the trail to the Rounded Boulders (first large switchback in the road) to walk off the road and up a hill. Continue to walk uphill and slightly left for about 5 to 10 minutes (depdnding on whether you left the road in the correct location) to come to the Summit area boulders. If you start going downhill you probably went to far (or perhaps didn't veer left enough...).

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Summit

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Summit:
Once Upon A Time   V1 5 X     Boulder, 15'   Once Upon A Time Area : Once Upon A Time Boulder
Easy Mumblage   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   NRA : Mumblage Boulder
Buttermilk Face Middle   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Cracker Boy Area : Buttermilk Boulder
The Visor Lip   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   NRA : Visor Boulder
Rounded Boulders Arete   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   Rounded Boulders : Rounded Arete Boulder
Saddle Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Saddle Boulders
Lower NRA   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 20'   NRA : NRA Boulder
Buttermilk Face Right   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 15'   Cracker Boy Area : Buttermilk Boulder
Facemeat   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Facemeat Area : Facemeat Boulder
Center Visor   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   NRA : Visor Boulder
Cracker Boy   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Cracker Boy Area : Buttermilk Boulder
NRA   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   NRA : NRA Boulder
Can Opener   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   NRA : Visor Boulder
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Featured Route For The Summit
Rock Climbing Photo: Bailey Crawford on Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time V1 5 CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Once Upon A Time Boulder
A beautiful doo doo inducing line up the jugs on the obvious overhanging face of the boulder. The landing slopes away at steep angle into a crevasse that an unspotted fall most likely would result in tumbling into. Don't tumble into the crevasse. You're going to have a bad time....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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