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Cottonwood Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 33.21085, -116.45973 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This large area is located in the open valley west of the Windy Boulders and is comprised of a number of sub-areas - Vector Crack Area, Broken Boulders, Wolf and Cottonwood Camp.

Getting There 

Turn onto Culp Valley Road (dirt) which lies 0.2 miles south of the Windy Boulders and head west to the various areas.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.2 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',7],['V2-3',20],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cottonwood Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cottonwood Area:
Chocoholic   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   Cottonwood Camp : Chocolate Boulder
unnamed v0   V0 4     Boulder, 14'   Vector Crack Area : Vector Boulder
Salad Days   V0 4     Boulder   Vector Crack Area : Vector Boulder
Vector Crack   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   Vector Crack Area : Vector Boulder
Gutenobbin   V0-1 4+     Boulder   Vector Crack Area : Plate Techtonics Boulder
Crying Dolphin   V1 5     Boulder, 16'   Cottonwood Camp : Crying Dolphin Boulder
Slaphappy   V2 5+     Boulder   Cottonwood Camp : Flake Boulder
Bluefoot   V2 5+     Boulder, 14'   Cottonwood Camp : Crying Dolphin Boulder
Godiva   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   Cottonwood Camp : Chocolate Boulder
Coco Crispies   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Cottonwood Camp : Chocolate Boulder
Unnamed Slab   V3 6A     Boulder, 14'   Cottonwood Camp : Chocolate Boulder
Friction Test   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   Friction Test
The First Black Robot   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Vector Crack Area : Vector Boulder
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Featured Route For Cottonwood Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Gutenobbin and One Hard Move

Gutenobbin V0-1 4+  CA : San Diego County : ... : Plate Techtonics Boulder
Start on the two good knobs and make a long reach up to a really good pinch, mantle then top out. Down climb is on the northeast side of the boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Cottonwood Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking for Dave? Dave's Not Here.
Looking for Dave? Dave's Not Here.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering near the Cottonwood Area, Culp Valley
Bouldering near the Cottonwood Area, Culp Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulders and shadows, Culp Valley
Boulders and shadows, Culp Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: James bouldering a V1 at the Cottonwood Area
James bouldering a V1 at the Cottonwood Area
Rock Climbing Photo: South Cottonwood special. 33.205482, -116.454861
South Cottonwood special. 33.205482, -116.454861
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking North from Chocolate Boulder
Looking North from Chocolate Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Ciotti on the Unnamed V3 slab on the Chocoholic Bo...
Ciotti on the Unnamed V3 slab on the Chocoholic Bo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hallman sending the fun slab moves on Chocoholic (...
Hallman sending the fun slab moves on Chocoholic (...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great holds are just one hard pull away. South Cot...
Great holds are just one hard pull away. South Cot...

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