Seemingly endless granite bouldering in a beautiful desert setting.
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.
107 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',33],['2 Stars',49],['1 Star',20],['Bomb',0]
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Bryan on Throw Up (V4), Culp Valley
Culp Valley, Anza Borrego State Park.
New sign on the way in to Culp.
BETA PHOTO: Rough map of the Culp Valley bouldering areas
Boulder just over the shoulder of vector crack. Ca...
Snow at Culp Valley, Anza Borrego SP.
Bouldering at Culp Valley, Anza Borrego SP
Looking down onto the Cottonwood Area, Culp Valley
Bouldering at Culp Valley.
Sand Verbena (Abronia villosa), Anza Borrego SP.
Nolina at Culp Valley, Anza Borrego SP
FA of "Black Dot" boulder circa late 1980's
Looking southwest from Culp Valley with the Salton...
At least the fire didn't jump the road.
Just down the road from Ranchita, San Diego County...
Culp Valley, post Wilson fire, Dec 15, 2012
Worth a stop on the way to or from CV, Pauma Valle...
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..).
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.