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Cougar Crag Rock Climbing 

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Location: 33.34175, -117.13834 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Eric Van Williams on Dec 14, 2012  with updates from Lou Cerutti and 1 more
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  • Description 

    This crag is mostly sun, with some evening shade. In the past there were only a few TR anchors but more and more sport climbs are being put up.

    Getting There 

    To get there its one mile east of the 15 on the 76. The Approach is not bad.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 7.3 miles from here

    33 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Cougar Crag

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cougar Crag:
    Blazing Saddles    V2-3 5+     Boulder, 10'   Cougar Crag East
    The Dirty Dihedral   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Cougar Crag West
    The Original Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Cougar Crag West
    Insecurity Never Wins   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   Cougar Crag East
    Stranger Danger   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Cougar Crag East
    Sunday Funday   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Cougar Crag East
    Night Stalker   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 50'   Cougar Crag East
    Cougar face arete    5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Cougar Crag East
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    Featured Route For Cougar Crag
    Rock Climbing Photo: Direct start of the Original route follows the bla...

    Original Route direct start variation 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  CA : San Diego County : ... : Cougar Crag West
    The direct start of the Original Route is a bold run out crimpy/slabby face, that links into the Original Route. Due to the historic nature of this route the antique quarter inch bolts and rusted Leeper hangers have been left in place. Leading this route is not advised, climb at your own risk....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

    Comments on Cougar Crag Add Comment
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    By Adam Stackhouse
    Dec 14, 2012
    Jim Thoen knows alot about this place.
    By Eric Van Williams
    From: Oside,CA
    May 22, 2013
    Keep a watch out for Rattlesnakes!!!
    By Adam T.
    From: San Diego, CA
    Dec 23, 2013
    Bring a big brush if it has rained any time recently. Any climbs up against the hillside get covered in sand.

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