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Angeles National Forest  


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Description 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.0 miles from here

335 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',90],['2 Stars',134],['1 Star',85],['Bomb',11]
['<=5.6',64],['5.7',20],['5.8',23],['5.9',15],['5.10',56],['5.11',43],['5.12',8],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',41],['V2-3',40],['V4-5',15],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Angeles National Forest:
Lightning Couloir I AI1 X, 260M   AI1 Mod. Snow     Ice, Snow, 850'   Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Bald...
South Bowl   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, 2200'   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
1   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Sport, 1 pitch   Texas Canyon : .
I   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Sport, 1 pitch   Texas Canyon : .
C   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, 1 pitch   Texas Canyon : .
Hyperion   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Texas Canyon : '
Being There   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   Williamson Rock : Eagles Roost Buttress
Agua Negro   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Texas Canyon : .
Texas Chainsaw Massacre   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Texas Canyon : ,
Boneyard   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Texas Canyon : ,
The Green Mile   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Texas Canyon : ,
Dream Speed   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Williamson Rock : London Wall
The Labyrinth   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Williamson Rock : London Wall
Ant Line   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Horse Flats : Top Rope Wall
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Featured Route For Angeles National Forest
Pulling down on splendid pockets on "The Green Mile."

The Green Mile 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : ,
"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

Photos of Angeles National Forest Slideshow Add Photo
Strawberry Peak, Angeles NF
Strawberry Peak, Angeles NF
The view from Mount Pacifico, Angeles NF
The view from Mount Pacifico, Angeles NF
Williamson Rock viewed from Angeles Crest Hwy
BETA PHOTO: Williamson Rock viewed from Angeles Crest Hwy
San Gabriel Mountains from Lookout Point in the San Bernardino Mountains
San Gabriel Mountains from Lookout Point in the Sa...

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By Mar-siu
5 days ago
CONDITION REPORT 
October 18, 2014. WARNING

Someone took down a number of routes at TC. Aqua Negro is missing the first bolt. Have to solo 40 feet to the second bolt. Also chains at Aqua Negro and spider line were removed as well. Essentially all of the moderate routes have been made dangerous to climb.
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:

supertopo.com/climbing/thread....
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.