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.
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
363 Total Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',104],['2 Stars',144],['1 Star',86],['Bomb',5]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Angeles National Forest:
Featured Route For Angeles National Forest
Ant Line 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Top Rope Wall
The greatest line in the Angeles.Up scoop to undercling, transition into this, tenuous moves right to the crux and into the dihedral with thin crack - up this to roof. Trickyness and long reach to left and under the roof, burly mantle leads to knobby face and fun cruising....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Strawberry Peak, Angeles NF
The view from Mount Pacifico, Angeles NF
BETA PHOTO: Williamson Rock viewed from Angeles Crest Hwy
San Gabriel Mountains from Lookout Point in the Sa...
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.