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Jul 21, 2011
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Just wondering what ya'll think?

black mountain or jtree is Number one for me
Tramway with a close second and would be first if you did not have to take the tram.
Robin like the bird
From mountain center ,CA
Joined Jun 17, 2008
318 points
Jul 21, 2011
Black Mountain
J-tree is number one! Choss Chasin'
From Torrance, CA
Joined Aug 23, 2010
36 points
Jul 23, 2011
Sign near the Third Flatiron
Mt. Rubidoux, of course. Chris D
From the couch
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Jul 25, 2011
You mean it's not Stoney?! It would have to be either Josh or Black Mt. Horse Flats would rank much higher if it had more there. However, if you're giving any emphasis to crack climbing, Mt. Woodson would have to factor in. So many good, varied cracks down there it's simply ridiculous. I'd give my eyeteeth to have that area closer to home. Fat Dad
From Los Angeles, CA
Joined Nov 9, 2007
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Administrator
Aug 22, 2011
There's more than one use for an Ice Hammer. Lake ...
Stoney Point....it's my favorite anyway. Chris Owen
From Big Bear Lake
Joined Jan 1, 2002
9,234 points
Aug 23, 2011
Me and Spearhead
Is this a trick question? Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
Joined Oct 20, 2007
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Aug 23, 2011
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Your a trick question....! Robin like the bird
From mountain center ,CA
Joined Jun 17, 2008
318 points
Aug 24, 2011
This boulder has a few fun problems on it. It's ju...
Been to:
1. Jtree. 2. Stoney Pt. 3. Woodson 4. Santa Barbara. 5. Santee 6. Wagon Wheel. 7. Rubidoux

If I went to Black Mtn or the Tram, I think they would be good contenders for #1, more so Black Mtn since I like highballs.
Chad Namolik
From Sequoia N.P., CA
Joined Jan 30, 2010
889 points
Aug 28, 2011
Half dome Cables
black mountain Jan Tarculas
From Riverside, Ca
Joined Mar 6, 2010
776 points
Sep 30, 2011
me
Joshua Tree, Giant rock airport, Black Mtn, Mt Woodson, and if youre calling wagon wheel socal, add that, deadmans summit and the buttermilks... in no particular order ron amick
From poway, ca
Joined Jul 6, 2008
444 points
Oct 12, 2011
Rainbow!! If you know someone who can take you there. Jonny Z
From Pacific Beach
Joined Nov 11, 2009
60 points
Nov 7, 2011
the ridge boulder
DOS CABEZAS!! You didn't hear this from me, but dos cabezas has the best non-established bouldering in San Diego county. Miles and miles of boulders.
Bring a wire brush and alot of tape!
HarrisonE
From Stateline, NV
Joined Nov 7, 2011
172 points
Nov 7, 2011
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HarrisonE wrote:
DOS CABEZAS!! You didn't hear this from me, but dos cabezas has the best non-established bouldering in San Diego county. Miles and miles of boulders. Bring a wire brush and alot of tape!



Is this area down by the border, in the desert?
Robin like the bird
From mountain center ,CA
Joined Jun 17, 2008
318 points
Nov 7, 2011
the ridge boulder
Robin like the bird wrote:
Is this area down by the border, in the desert?

Yup
HarrisonE
From Stateline, NV
Joined Nov 7, 2011
172 points
Nov 8, 2011
A lot has been done out at Dos Cabesas, I wouldn't consider it "non-established". Be cool out there because it is an archeologically-sensitive site. The ABDSP rangers have already closed down areas to vehicle travel and over-night camping due to careless behavior by climbers (i.e. building fires against boulders with native american pictographs, driving off of established roadways, and clearing out bases of climbs with shovels). The inclusion of this area in the SD county climbing guide was a bummer to many of us. Not to be too negative- have fun out there but be smart. David Gershwin
From San Diego, CA.
Joined Jan 23, 2006
199 points
Nov 9, 2011
J Tree after blizzard
McCain Valley deserves to be near the top of this list. plantmandan
From Brighton, Co
Joined Sep 24, 2010
59 points
Nov 9, 2011
Young Good Free Face, 11b
Socal looks like social upon a glance. Today I decided that I'd bite the bullet and see where the best social bouldering is after seeing the thread limp along since late July; and all I learned is that it's all in California. Climbers elsewhere aren't social, I guess. J. Broussard
From CordryCorner
Joined Feb 21, 2011
112 points
Nov 10, 2011
For the overall experience I'd say Joshua Tree. Tram has the best bouldering and rock, but the scene is like going to a climbing gym inside of Disneyland. RTM
Joined Oct 1, 2002
593 points
Mar 25, 2012
the ridge boulder
Changed my mind, the new area 'Jasper Trail' is the best I've seen around SD. HarrisonE
From Stateline, NV
Joined Nov 7, 2011
172 points
Mar 26, 2012
RTM wrote:
For the overall experience I'd say Joshua Tree. Tram has the best bouldering and rock, but the scene is like going to a climbing gym inside of Disneyland.

Are you saying that because of the tram ride or because it's become a scene? I was just wondering if, like Dr. Frankenstein, you feel like you've created a monster.
Fat Dad
From Los Angeles, CA
Joined Nov 9, 2007
137 points


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