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A nice little cragging area located on the flanks of Iron Mountain overlooking Ramona. Mostly short sport routes in the 5.10 to 5.11 range but longer and more moderate routes do exist. Typical compact San Diego granite. Some routes require a cam so bring a small rack up to 3".

The crag is mostly South and East facing so it will recieve morning sun and lots of it.

Getting There 

Park just South of Poway road on the 67. Take the very popular hikers' trail up toward Iron Mountain. At the trail fork (1.5 mi) hang a left toward the Ramona Overlook (additional 0.5 mi). Just past the trail junction with the overlook keep heading North toward the crag. It will be in view at this time.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Poway Crags Proper:
Troglodyte Trot   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Godzilla Buttress
The Endorphinator   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 30'   Sport Wall
Don't Pet The Tiger   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Godzilla Buttress
Godzilla   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Godzilla Buttress
Suspended Evolution   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Sport Wall
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Twin Lizards Arete 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : San Diego County : ... : Twin Lizards Aretes
A sport bolted arete that leads to a wild roof. Traverse in from the left, bypassing the first bolt (it's for the hard direct start). Head up the rough rock of the arete. When higher up, pull out right to a ledge where the last bolt is clipped. Pull the roof on its left side. Instant exposure on this move. Finish up and right to the rap anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Slater
Jan 23, 2013
With regards to Sport Wall...

This site shows Ambergris as second line from right, AND Velociraptor as second line from right. I think Velociraptor goes up and LEFT. Ambergris goes up and RIGHT with same start but different anchors. If that is correct, it should be changed on here. Anyone familiar with these two routes?

Also, I saw 3 bolts on left side of that block sticking out on the right side of the wall. I think that is Sport Me?? a newish route. Then to the right is Spiral Stigmatic?

We need some FA guys to clear this up probably.