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The Area 

This is the area that surrounds perhaps the largest boulder in the valley, otherwise known as Moby Dick. There are several boulders that envelope this kingpin, and offering the greatest concentration of boulder problems and some of the best dime bouldering that Santee has to offer.


Getting There 

This is the area on the east hillside dominated by the biggest boulder in the area, the Moby Dick boulder.


40 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',9],['V2-3',10],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',2],['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 Moby Dick Area:
Mantle   V0- 4-     Boulder   Lieback Rock
The Knobs   V0- 4-     Boulder, 10'   Beehive Boulders
Flake   V0 4     Boulder   Lieback Rock
Fingercrack   V0 4     Boulder   Beehive Boulders
Walkman   V0+ 4+     Boulder   The Amphitheater
Face   V2 5+     Boulder   Lieback Rock
Friction Seam   V3 6A     Boulder   Bullet Hole Wall
Iron Cross   V3 6A     Boulder   Beehive Boulders
Jumpstart   V3 6A     Boulder   The Amphitheater
Amphitheatre Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder   The Amphitheater
Bullet Hole Wall Crack??   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad   Bullet Hole Wall
The Alien   5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c     Trad   Beehive Boulders
The Wrist-breaker   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad   Beehive Boulders
American Express   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     TR, 15'   Bullet Hole Wall
Masochist Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 10'   Beehive Boulders
Lieback Rock Dyno   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad   Lieback Rock
Bullet Hole Face   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, TR, 15'   Bullet Hole Wall
Lieback Rock Lieback   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad   Lieback Rock
The Terrible Face   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 17'   Beehive Boulders
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Featured Route For Moby Dick Area

Lieback Rock Lieback 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c  CA : San Diego County : ... : Lieback Rock
The namesake of Lieback Rock.Lieback up a right facing rail where the rock splits from pink to grey. Get up to a finger pocket undercling. Follow undercling flake around right and then finish up the seam to the top.Classic. Feels more like an actual trad route than a boulder since it is so long and varied. Some start on the right side of the rail for added difficulty....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Moby Dick Boulder
BETA PHOTO: Moby Dick Boulder
<a href='/v/mudball-cracks/105929235'>Mudball Cracks</a> and <a href='/v/lieback-rock/105929221'>Lieback Rock</a>.
BETA PHOTO: Mudball Cracks and Lieback Rock.
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By ron amick
From: poway, ca
Mar 26, 2013

Its funny that people are naming routes that were put up before they were born. If you didnt do the FA, you cant name the route, and 99% of the problems at santee are 30+ years old.

By C Miller
Administrator
Mar 26, 2013

Rumor has it that Ron's Pharmacy is now called "The Dispensary"...what will it be in another thirty years???