Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Cougar Crag

Select Area...
Cougar Crag East 
Cougar Crag West 

Cougar Crag Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 33.34175, -117.13834 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 14,429
Administrators: Marc Kajut, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Eric Van Williams on Dec 14, 2012  with updates from Lou Cerutti and 1 more
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [3 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: the Cougar Crag. A small amount of info on this cr...

  • Climbing permitted, but keep a low profile MORE INFO >>>
  • Current San Diego County Advisories MORE INFO >>>

  • Description 

    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 Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Cougar Crag

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cougar Crag:
    Blazing Saddles    V2-3 5+     Boulder, 10'   Cougar Crag East
    Bloody Monday   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Cougar Crag East
    Insecurity Never Wins   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   Cougar Crag East
    Stranger Danger   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Cougar Crag East
    Sunday Funday   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Cougar Crag East
    Cougar in Heat   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   Cougar Crag East
    Night Stalker   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 50'   Cougar Crag East
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Cougar Crag

    Featured Route For Cougar Crag
    Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up Ernie's ArĂȘte!

    Ernie's Arete 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13  CA : San Diego County : ... : Cougar Crag West
    Steep face to splitter dihedral to radical overhanging arĂȘte. The crux is extremely ran out....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

    Comments on Cougar Crag Add Comment
    Show which comments
    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.

    The Definitive
    Climbing Resource

    Inspiration & Motivation
    to Fuel Your Run

    Next Generation Mountain
    Bike Trail Maps

    Backcountry, Sidecountry
    & Secret Stashes

    Better Data. Better Tools.
    Better Hikes!