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Mount Woodson 


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Description 

Mount Woodson is a San Diego classic with short climbs on great granite. Woodson is made up of hundreds of boulders of all sizes. This area has been known in the past as a bouldering area. However, there are good top rope and lead climbs as well. Woodson has some great practice aid routes to train on. Woodson has a paved road that you can walk up and access the varies climbs as you walk to the antennas at the top of the mountain. Beware if you do not know where you are going you can end up doing a lot of bushwhacking to get to climbs.

Beyond the old classics, a lot of new traffic has brought about some outstanding albeit hard new classics.

!986 Woodson Comp. Promotional (Front)
!986 Woodson Comp. Promotional (Front)
Ron Kauk. First Annual Stone Masters Competition 1986. Photo: M. Stewart  <br />
Ron Kauk. First Annual Stone Masters Competition 1986. Photo: M. Stewart


Getting There 

Take Hwy 8 to the 67. Go on the 67 for approximately 17 miles. When you get to the Poway Road junction 14 miles from Hwy 8 continue 3 more miles on the 67. You will see Mount Woodson littered with boulders on the left side of the road.There is parking along the 67 near the Forest service fire station.


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Climbing Season


236 Total Routes


['4 Stars',31],['3 Stars',108],['2 Stars',78],['1 Star',17],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',7],['5.8',12],['5.9',14],['5.10',42],['5.11',63],['5.12',33],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',26],['V2-3',36],['V4-5',17],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',3],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount Woodson:
Red Stagger   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 13'   The Missing Link Area
The Fake Eppulator   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 10'   Jaws Boulder Area
Elsa's Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 20'   Poison Oak Boulder Area
Milkbar   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 35'   Milkbar Boulder
Baby Robbins   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0- 4-     Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Jaws Boulder Area
Big Grunt   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 30'   Poison Oak Boulder Area
Robbins Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 35'   Robbins Boulder
Rockwork Orange   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 25'   Rockwork Orange Boulder
Crucible   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 25'   The Summit Area
Dragon Arete   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     TR, 25'   The Summit Area
The Cave   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 20'   The Cave Area
Jaws   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c V1 5     Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Jaws Boulder Area
Starface   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR, 30'   The Cave Area
Hard as Nails   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 30'   Seminar Wall Area
Alcoa   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR, 17'   The Cave Area
Uncertainty Principle   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR, 35'   Uncertainty Principle Area
Hear My Train A Comin'   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Hear My Train A Comin' Boul...
Mother Superior   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, TR, 22'   Mother Superior Boulder
Welcome Home   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     TR, 1 pitch, 25'   California Night Area
Welcome to Rubidoux   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     TR, 50'   Poison Oak Boulder Area
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Nicole nearing the top.

Crucible 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : San Diego County : ... : The Summit Area
Classic Woodson sandbag. It's so there and then .... This testpiece gets the cardio going by offering offhands with no feet, to fist, to offwidth snailing at the top. Running laps on this will get you ready for some of Yosemite's 5.9s...Highly Recommended...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Gumby and Pokey enjoying themselves at Mt Woodson. <br /> <br />Action figures and lewd positioning courtesy of Dave Vaughan.
Gumby and Pokey enjoying themselves at Mt Woodson....
Long's Cracks view
Long's Cracks view
Mt. Woodson sunrise.
Mt. Woodson sunrise.
1986 Bouldering Comp.
1986 Bouldering Comp.
Just another Woodson boulder...
Just another Woodson boulder...
Private property near Woodson, 80s. Mike Stewart. Photo: Charlene Faris
Private property near Woodson, 80s. Mike Stewart. ...
1986 Mt. Woodson Bouldering Comp. Visitor/Participant Topo
1986 Mt. Woodson Bouldering Comp. Visitor/Particip...
big mac?
big mac?
1986 Mt. Woodson Comp. Promotional (Back)
1986 Mt. Woodson Comp. Promotional (Back)
!986 Bouldering competition.
!986 Bouldering competition.
Jonny Gipson on the Leap problem
BETA PHOTO: Jonny Gipson on the Leap problem
The hike down.
The hike down.
karl's new error,  jaws area
karl's new error, jaws area
no shortage of boulders around these parts...
no shortage of boulders around these parts...
1986 Bouldering competition.
1986 Bouldering competition.
Uncertainty Principle Area  <br />
Uncertainty Principle Area
Didn't catch his name. <br />Bouldering Comp. 1986
Didn't catch his name.
Bouldering Comp. 1986
missing link trail
missing link trail
!986 Woodson Comp. Promotional (Front)
!986 Woodson Comp. Promotional (Front)
The classic 5.10 face V1
The classic 5.10 face V1
1986 Mt. Woodson Comp. <br />Route Name - Description - Rating - Points.
1986 Mt. Woodson Comp.
Route Name - Description - ...
Whatever........
BETA PHOTO: Whatever........
Winner: 1986 Stone Masters Competition.
Winner: 1986 Stone Masters Competition.
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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Jun 29, 2006

Taking a pair of hand pruners/loppers would be good idea to aid others

By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Apr 6, 2010

5.12 Trifecta! Check it out...


By G.McCay
From: San Diego, CA
Feb 4, 2011

A trio of roadside boulders heading up the road on Mt. Woodson...

By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Feb 4, 2011

Gary,

I worked that stupid mantle problem back in the day. Your video illustrated my exact performance sans the swearing. 5.11 for sure!

By EliotAC
From: La Jolla
Feb 26, 2011

Jaws graffiti removal a few weeks ago...

By HunterCody
From: San Diego
Jul 31, 2013




CRUXMedia and HairlessMonkeyFilms bring you the first episode of "Crimpin' Aint Easy." Episode 1 features professional climbers Roland Wagner and Chris Lindner and was shot on location around several well known rock climbing havens in Southern California including: Mt. Woodson, Black Mountain and Tramway.

By Daniel Gloven
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 29, 2013

Mount Woodson topos:

Mount Woodson Topo - Lower
Mount Woodson Topo - Lower




Mount Woodson Topo - Upper
Mount Woodson Topo - Upper