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Angeles National Forest 

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The Angeles National Forest, encompassing the San Gabriel Mountain range, is home to several sport climbing and bouldering venues. Elevations up to 7000 feet and a scenic alpine-like setting provide ideal summer conditions for Southern California's ever-growing climbing population.

Getting There 

Most areas are accessed via the Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) at the city of La Canada Flintridge from the west. Access from San Bernardino County from the east is currently unavailable due to the closure of the Angeles Crest Highway west of Wrightwood.

310 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',92],['2 Stars',120],['1 Star',76],['Bomb',5]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Angeles National Forest:
South Bowl   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, 2200'   Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Bald...
Lightning Couloir I AI1 X, 260M   AI1 Mod. Snow     Ice, Snow, 850'   Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Bald...
Thin Crack   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   Main Area : U - Boulder
Y Crack   V1 5     TR, Boulder, 25'   Main Area : Y - Crack Boulder
Thin Face   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Main Area : T - Boulder
The Fang   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Main Area : X5 Boulder
Swiss Cheese   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Main Area : Swiss Cheese Boulder
B1 Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder   Main Area : T - Boulder
Hyperion   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Texas Canyon : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...
Agua Negro   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Texas Canyon : The First Corridor
Sophie's Choice   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Texas Canyon : The First Corridor
Urban Cowboy   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Texas Canyon : The Elephant Head (& Hyperi...
Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Texas Canyon : The First Corridor
Texas Chainsaw Massacre   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Texas Canyon : The Egg
Boneyard   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Texas Canyon : The Egg
Before The Storm   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Texas Canyon : The First Corridor
The Green Mile   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Texas Canyon : The Egg
Dream Speed   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Williamson Rock : London Wall
The Labyrinth   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Williamson Rock : London Wall
Ant Line   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Horse Flats : Top Rope Wall
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Strawberry Peak, Angeles NF
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By Jordan Ramey
From: Calgary, Alberta
Jul 14, 2008

Roped climbing illegal in the Angeles National Forest? I certainly don't believe it, but some guy was harrased for it and threatened to be ticketed. Check out the thread on SuperTopo: