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Cougar Crag

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L to R R to L Alpha
There is a Bat in my Backpack T 
5.6 Free Solo, The T 
Bert's Face T 
Big Bird T 
Black Arch, The T 
Blazing Saddles  
Bloody Monday S 
Chris' Face TR 
Cookie Monster Corner!, The T 
Cougar face arete  S 
Cougar in Heat T 
Dirty Dihedral, The T 
Enter Slabman T 
Ernie's Arete  T 
Grassy Gully, The T 
Great White Pillar, The T 
Hidden Finger Crack T 
Insecurity Never Wins S 
Iron Cross Traverse, The T 
Mel and Josh's Wild Ride T 
Mel's Climb S 
Night Stalker T,S 
Original Route direct start variation T 
Original Route, The T 
Oscar the Grouch T 
Predisposition  TR 
Route 76 T,S 
Stahn Solo T 
Stranger Danger S 
Sunday Funday S 
Unknown Boulder Face 
What Day Is It? (aka Sweet Child of Mine) S 
Whitewall Route, The T 
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Cougar Crag  

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This crag is mostly sun, with some evening shade. In the past there were only a few TR anchors but more and more sport climbs are being put up.

Getting There 

To get there its one mile east of the 15 on the 76. The Approach is not bad.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.3 miles from here

33 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cougar Crag:
Blazing Saddles    V2-3 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Bloody Monday   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Insecurity Never Wins   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   
Stranger Danger   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sunday Funday   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Cougar in Heat   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Night Stalker   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 50'   
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Ernie's Arete 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13  CA : San Diego County : Cougar Crag
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By Adam Stackhouse
Dec 14, 2012
Jim Thoen knows alot about this place.
By Eric Van Williams
From: Oside,CA
May 22, 2013
Keep a watch out for Rattlesnakes!!!
By Adam T.
From: San Diego, CA
Dec 23, 2013
Bring a big brush if it has rained any time recently. Any climbs up against the hillside get covered in sand.