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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 33.2162, -116.4596 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Seemingly endless granite bouldering in a beautiful desert setting.


Getting There 

Just off the S-22 road, in between Borrego Springs and Ranchita. 3.7 miles east of Ranchita, where the highway makes a large S-curve. Established climbing both north and south of the road.


76 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',33],['1 Star',14],['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',11],['V2-3',42],['V4-5',9],['V6-7',8],['V8-9',4],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Culp Valley:
Salad Days   V0 4     Boulder   Vector Crack Area : Vector Boulder
Chocoholic   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   Cottonwood Camp : Chocolate Boulder
Vector Crack   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   Vector Crack Area : Vector Boulder
Gutenobbin   V0-1 4+     Boulder   Vector Crack Area : Plate Techtonics Boulder
Crying Dolphin   V1 5     Boulder, 16'   Cottonwood Camp : Crying Dolphin Boulder
Bluefoot   V2 5+     Boulder, 14'   Cottonwood Camp : Crying Dolphin Boulder
Slaphappy   V2 5+     Boulder   Cottonwood Camp : Flake Boulder
Coco Crispies   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Cottonwood Camp : Chocolate Boulder
Black Dot   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Windy Boulders Central : Black Dot Boulder
Unnamed Slab   V3 6A     Boulder, 14'   Cottonwood Camp : Chocolate Boulder
Friction Test   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   Cottonwood Area : Friction Test
Culpability   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Windy Boulders North : Blender Boulder
Throw Up   V4 6B     Boulder   Windy Boulders South : "C" Boulder
Throw Up, Left   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Windy Boulders South : "C" Boulder
Spandex   V6+ 7A     Boulder, 12'   Windy Boulders South : "B" Boulder
The First Black Robot   V7- 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Vector Crack Area : Vector Boulder
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Featured Route For Culp Valley
Gutenobbin and One Hard Move

Gutenobbin V0-1 4+  CA : San Diego County : ... : Plate Techtonics Boulder
Start on the two good knobs and make a long reach up to a really good pinch, mantle then top out. Down climb is on the northeast side of the boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Bryan on Throw Up (V4), Culp Valley
Bryan on Throw Up (V4), Culp Valley
Culp Valley, Anza Borrego State Park.
Culp Valley, Anza Borrego State Park.
New sign on the way in to Culp.
New sign on the way in to Culp.
Rough map of the Culp Valley bouldering areas
BETA PHOTO: Rough map of the Culp Valley bouldering areas
Boulder just over the shoulder of vector crack. Cass pulling into the crux at the start, Colin spotting.
Boulder just over the shoulder of vector crack. Ca...
Snow at Culp Valley, Anza Borrego SP.
Snow at Culp Valley, Anza Borrego SP.
Bouldering at Culp Valley, Anza Borrego SP <br />
Bouldering at Culp Valley, Anza Borrego SP
Looking down onto the Cottonwood Area, Culp Valley
Looking down onto the Cottonwood Area, Culp Valley
Bouldering at Culp Valley. <br />
Bouldering at Culp Valley.
Sand Verbena (Abronia villosa), Anza Borrego SP.
Sand Verbena (Abronia villosa), Anza Borrego SP.
Nolina at Culp Valley, Anza Borrego SP  <br />
Nolina at Culp Valley, Anza Borrego SP
FA of "Black Dot" boulder circa late 1980's
FA of "Black Dot" boulder circa late 1980's
Looking southwest from Culp Valley with the Salton Sea visible in the distance.
Looking southwest from Culp Valley with the Salton...
At least the fire didn't jump the road.
At least the fire didn't jump the road.
Just down the road from Ranchita, San Diego County.
Just down the road from Ranchita, San Diego County...
Culp Valley, post Wilson fire, Dec 15, 2012
Culp Valley, post Wilson fire, Dec 15, 2012
Greased lightning...BITD!
Greased lightning...BITD!
Worth a stop on the way to or from CV, Pauma Valley
Worth a stop on the way to or from CV, Pauma Valle...
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By mschlocker
From: San Diego, CA
Apr 26, 2009

I just headed out here yesterday for the first time ever. I'm not much of a boulderer but this area may have changed my mind. Super frictony coarse rock in a great setting. About 1.5 hour drive from San Diego.

By Chris Lansman
Jun 2, 2009

Went this past weekend, boy is getting hot! We had a passing thunderstorm drop rain for about a half an hour to cool things down. The climbing is fantastic, super coarse rock, lots of bumps and knuckles to get your fingers around. The route finding was difficult even with the San Diego climbing guide. I would recommend starting early as it takes a while to find a good set of problems outside of the standouts (vector crack, chocolate..).

By PrrdyLady
From: Riverside, CA
Oct 29, 2013

Found in the Super Sandbag Delux area. Not sure if this has been climbed before, but gave it a worthy rating.
youtu.be/SzphYxOi3hE