Angeles National Forest Rock Climbing
The Angeles National Forest, and its neighboring areas, encompass most of the San Gabriel Mountain range. It is home to trad, sport climbing and bouldering venues. Elevations rise to 10,000 feet at the summit of Mount San Antonio, providing a scenic alpine-like setting with ideal summer conditions for Southern California's ever-growing climbing population.
Some routes here are in designated wilderness areas, where bolting is prohibited. You can find some current information at the Angeles National Forest website
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.
Weather station 6.0 miles from here
407 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',119],['2 Stars',164],['1 Star',91],['Bomb',7]
Classic Climbing Routes in Angeles National Forest
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Angeles National Forest:
Featured Route For Angeles National Forest
The Green Mile 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : The Egg
"The Green Mile" climbs the wonderfully pocketed steep face on the far right side of The Egg Cup buttress. It is easily seen to the left as one walks up the trail into the shady First Corridor. Climb the face left of the rounded flake on splendid pockets to a high 1st bolt. Continue up and right following the line of pockets to a large inclusion on the left. The pockets end and the face bulges out to yield a committing crux on small fingery edges, then more pockets to a last bolt and a series of...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
San Gabriel Mountains from Lookout Point in the Sa...
BETA PHOTO: Williamson Rock viewed from Angeles Crest Hwy
The view from Mount Pacifico, Angeles NF
Sunset in the Angeles National Forest.
Strawberry Peak, Angeles NF
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:
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
May 6, 2014
A US District Court Judge, Terry Hatter, Jr., citing a 2012 federal appeals decision in Arizona has ruled against the US Forest Service Adventure Pass fees in Southern California. The federal judge has ruled that visitors to Southern California's four national forests DO NOT need to buy an Adventure Pass, if they are only hiking and do not use Forest facilities. What the rangers and/or ticket issuers can't do is just assume that anyone who is parked at a trailhead is using the facilities and issue a citation.