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Moby Dick Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 32.85065, -117.02115 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 7, 2007

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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

40 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Moby Dick Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Moby Dick Area:
Mantle   V0- 4-     Boulder   Lieback Rock
Flake   V0 4     Boulder   Lieback Rock
Fingercrack   V0 4     Boulder   Beehive Boulders
Walkman   V0+ 4+     Boulder   The Amphitheater
Face   V2 5+     Boulder   Lieback Rock
Funky Like a Monkey   V3 6A     Boulder   Lieback Rock
Amphitheatre Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder   The Amphitheater
Jumpstart   V3 6A     Boulder   The Amphitheater
Iron Cross   V3 6A     Boulder   Beehive Boulders
Friction Seam   V3 6A     Boulder   Bullet Hole Wall
Bullet Hole Wall Crack??   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V1 5     Trad, Boulder   Bullet Hole Wall
The Alien   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad   Beehive Boulders
The Wrist-breaker   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4     Boulder   Beehive Boulders
American Express   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 15'   Bullet Hole Wall
Masochist Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0- 4-     Trad, Boulder, 10'   Beehive Boulders
Lieback Rock Dyno   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0 4     Trad, Boulder   Lieback Rock
Bullet Hole Face   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V2 5+     Trad, TR, Boulder, 15'   Bullet Hole Wall
Lieback Rock Lieback   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c V2 5+     Trad, Boulder   Lieback Rock
The Terrible Face   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 17'   Beehive Boulders
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Featured Route For Moby Dick Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Entering the Crux

Jumpstart V3 6A  CA : San Diego County : ... : The Amphitheater
One of the best problems at Santee! This one climbs the left side of the sloping southwest arete of the Amphitheatre. Start with a high foot, and walk your hands up the sloping edge. With the use of some small feet and a bad lefthand crimp, continue up the arete until you can palm all the way over the top, and top out direct, up and left. It's way easier (V1ish) you pull around right onto the slab at any point instead of continuing up the arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Moby Dick Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Moby Dick Boulder
BETA PHOTO: Moby Dick Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Mudball Cracks and Lieback Rock.
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
Mar 26, 2013
Rumor has it that Ron's Pharmacy is now called "The Dispensary"...what will it be in another thirty years???

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