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Lunch Rock 


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Mission Gorge, Lunch Rock Area.
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Description 

Lunch Rock is a very popular area. Its namesake, Luch Rock, provides climbers with a large flat area facilitating group instruction, and basking in the sun while your friends enjoy climbing The Ramp and Skyline Arete.


Getting There 

Luch Rock may be access from either climbers loop enterance. From the second climbers loop trail kisok follow the trail up the hillside to the base of the wall. Continue to the climbers right along the base of the wall following the climbers loop about 100 feet. This should position you at the base of lunch rock. Scramble up the rocks to the top.


17 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',4],['5.8',5],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lunch Rock:
The Trauma   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Ramp   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Skyline Pinnacle   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Skyline Arete   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Ramp Arete   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
True Skyline Arete   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Mission Control   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Your Lead   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   
Clear Light   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Can't touch this   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Orange Walk   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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The Ramp (5.7)

The Ramp 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  CA : San Diego County : ... : Lunch Rock
Move upward using the main crack system to a sloping stance on highly textured, orange rock. Continue upward through the crux of the climb by stemming up a wide dihedral that is well protected with small gear in a thin crack on the left. Pull over a small roof and continue on easier ground to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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My girlfriend Nicole Marcos sitting atop Lunch Rock after The Trauma.
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By mschlocker
From: San Diego, CA
Aug 11, 2006

Lunch rock also means that climbers leave their TRs up while they eat lunch. One time I asked a climber if I could lead up next to his abandoned TR. He said no. I should have pulled it. This is a very popular area, please have respect by climbing the routes and cleaning your gear in a timely manner so others can enjoy the climbs as well. If a climb in this area is on your tick list, get here early or wait.

By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 13, 2007

Well said, M. You should have led anyway, and stepped on their rope a couple times in the process. One of my biggest pet peaves - please don't leave up your TR's when not in use; have the dignity to defer to those who are actually going to lead the climb.

By Lzpup
From: santee, ca
Jan 25, 2014

Fun lead