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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

SR 56 Bike Trail
56 Bike trail is a shared use trail for hikers, horseback riders, bicycles. Near Del Mar, CA
San Clemente Canyon
Great flowing singletrack through oak trees and brush. Near La Jolla, CA
Rose Canyon
A paved and dirt path running parallel to the railroad tracks. Near La Jolla, CA
San Clemente/Rose Canyons
An out and back ride with great scenery. Near La Jolla, CA
Torrey Pines Loop Trail
A quick loop boasting switchbacks, bridge crossings and small features. Near Del Mar, CA
Sword Way Trail
An easy single/doubletrack trail covering the length of the preserve. Near Fairbanks Ranch, CA
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Welcome to the San Diego County section of mountainproject.com. San Diego County is not exactly a destination climbing area, but the region has several well known and well respected climbing areas.

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['4 Stars',76],['3 Stars',411],['2 Stars',426],['1 Star',121],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',45],['5.7',60],['5.8',87],['5.9',76],['5.10',227],['5.11',154],['5.12',65],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',135],['V2-3',174],['V4-5',54],['V6-7',25],['V8-9',11],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',6],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for San Diego County:
Red Stagger   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 13'   Mount Woodson : The Missing Link Area
Indian Cave Traverse   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 4'   The Steve McQueen Cirque : The Indian Cave Boulder
The Tower   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 50'   Mission Gorge : Limbo Area
The Ramp   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock
Mission Control   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock
Meteor   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   El Cajon Mountain : Left Wall
Suzie's Wild Ride   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Mission Gorge : Main Wall
Leonids   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 350'   El Cajon Mountain : Left Wall
Baby Robbins   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0- 4-     Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Mount Woodson : Jaws Boulder Area
Sunset Streaks   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   Corte Madera : Main Wall
Robbins Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 35'   Mount Woodson : Robbins Boulder
Rockwork Orange   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 25'   Mount Woodson : Rockwork Orange Boulder
Crackamite   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   El Cajon Mountain : Right Wall
Crucible   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 25'   Mount Woodson : The Summit Area
Triton Tower   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 3 pitches, 360'   El Cajon Mountain : Left Wall
Jaws   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c V1 5     Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Mount Woodson : Jaws Boulder Area
Hard as Nails   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 30'   Mount Woodson : Seminar Wall Area
Uncertainty Principle   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR, 35'   Mount Woodson : Uncertainty Principle Area
Mother Superior   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, TR, 22'   Mount Woodson : Mother Superior Boulder
The Commander   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 450'   El Cajon Mountain : Center/Headwall
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Featured Route For San Diego County
Nate on 'Bat Hooks Gone Wild - A2'.

Bat Hooks Gone Wild C2+  CA : San Diego County : ... : El Cajon Mountain Quarry
Very fun hook problem consisting of 26 moves leading to a 2-bolt anchor/rappel station. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Roland Wagner on Stairway to Heaven
Roland Wagner on Stairway to Heaven
Where else but San Diego?  My friend Kelly Kropko ...
Where else but San Diego? My friend Kelly Kropko ...
Ocotillo, Anza Borrego State Park
Ocotillo, Anza Borrego State Park
FA? Boarder of SD and one of those other county's!...
FA? Boarder of SD and one of those other county's!...
Chris Norwood on the FA of the Mega Chimney!!! Pho...
Chris Norwood on the FA of the Mega Chimney!!! Pho...
Corte Madera from the approach trail, San Diego Co...
Corte Madera from the approach trail, San Diego Co...
Desert reflections, Anza Borrego State Park
Desert reflections, Anza Borrego State Park
Bodhisattva ArÍte!
Bodhisattva ArÍte!
Mt. Woodson
Mt. Woodson
Gotta have em!
Gotta have em!
S22 to Borrego Springs, San Diego County
S22 to Borrego Springs, San Diego County
Eagle Peak, San Diego County
Eagle Peak, San Diego County
Borrego Springs from S22, Anza Borrego State Park
Borrego Springs from S22, Anza Borrego State Park
Mt. Palomar Observatory, San Diego County
Mt. Palomar Observatory, San Diego County
Hills near the Carrizo Badlands. Anza Borrego Dese...
Hills near the Carrizo Badlands. Anza Borrego Dese...
Cholla cactus, Anza Borrego SP
Cholla cactus, Anza Borrego SP
Dixon Lake
Dixon Lake
Eagle Peak, San Diego County
Eagle Peak, San Diego County
Roadside art, Borrego Springs
Roadside art, Borrego Springs
John Daniels projecting a manufactured route at Ro...
John Daniels projecting a manufactured route at Ro...
Visitor Center door & handle, Anza Borrego SP
Visitor Center door & handle, Anza Borrego SP
Downtown Julian, San Diego County
Downtown Julian, San Diego County
Unknown 5.12 roof!
Unknown 5.12 roof!
Desert mountains, Anza Borrego SP
Desert mountains, Anza Borrego SP

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By frenchy
Apr 27, 2009
San Diego county has ALOT to offer in California , you have Mt. Woodson , Santee boulders , lakeside boulders, Valley of the moon , Lake Dixon just to list a few with many more from bouldering , top roping, sport and trad climbing . there are a couple really good guide books to send you on your way ... F.
By ZachS00
From: Denver, CO
Apr 29, 2009
i'm thinking about a move to san diego. is there any overhung sport?
By Robert Buswold
From: Longmont, CO
Jul 29, 2010
Do yourself a favor and hit El Cajon mountain. I really enjoyed multi-pitch face climbing on this mountain.
By dss
Nov 5, 2010
I just booked a trip to S.D. for February 18-24, 2011 and I'd like to do some climbing (limited--my wife's not into it). I see that there are some boulders in the area but I'd also like to do a bit of sport climbing and I'm not crazy enough to free solo. What with luggage limitations, I'll only have room for shoes, chalk, and maybe a harness. Is there a good climbing gym where I might find some people heading out to J-Tree or other crags? We'll be staying on Sail Bay. Thanks.
By lange jeffries
Mar 24, 2011
Hello my name is Lange jeffries and just moved here from Salt lake city. Been climbing 26 years all sorts. Looking for a room to rent in the San dieago area and cool partners. Please Email me at sideshowlange@yahoo.com if anyone can help out. Pass the word not looking for anything fancy. Thanks
By Localclimber
Mar 29, 2011
Eagle Peak has some really great overhung muti pitch climbing come check it out!
By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Feb 26, 2013
By Sdm1568
From: Ca
Aug 24, 2014
^^^^ I think Santee is due for another cleanup, does anyone know of one soon?
By dave wave
Oct 13, 2014
My house is for rent in Vista.

I have a big pepper tree with a campus board on it, spot to mount hangboard, and an 16ft tall adjustable crack...and some eyelets to put up a bachar ladder.

sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/ap...

Cheers,

Dave