Small outcropping in the Oceanside/ Vista area of San Diego County. Developed decades ago by Jim Thoen et.al.
From west bound highway 78 exit at Vista Village Drive. Take a right and at the second stop light take a left on West Vista Way (Noth County Ford dealership on the left). Take this for a city block to Melrose Avenue and take a right. Stay on Melrose for a couple of miles until you hit Bobier St. (oppostie of an AM/PM minimart. Hang a right and take a quick left into the Vista Sports Park facility. Boulders are visible to the left. Please observe park hours.
63 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',34],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
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BETA PHOTO: Rough sketch topo of Melrose Hill Top Cirque!
Parking at Vista Sports Park
BETA PHOTO: Hilltop cirque as seen from Melrose ave.
BETA PHOTO: Many of the climbes are constantly changing... :)
Mini high line at Melrose.
BETA PHOTO: Typical Melrose high ball!!! :)
BETA PHOTO: Melrose lower Cirque rough topo.
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BETA PHOTO: Typical Melrose Masterpiece.
BETA PHOTO: Hill Top Cirque as seen from lower boulders.
BETA PHOTO: Lower Cirque as seen from Hill Top.
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|Comments on Melrose Boulders
From: Oceanside, Ca
Jan 6, 2012
Most of this area is pretty crummy but there's a handful of really fun problems. Climbed here a bit 3-5 years ago...anybody have any route info? I know some problems I could post but I'm not sure on name history and first ascents in this area. I believe this area was called Bierut before?
|By Joshua Reinig|
Feb 20, 2014
Hello visitors of MP. The Climbs I have put on here, are problems companions of mine and myself have personally trained on for over the past two decades. Knowing of only a handful of old school lines, that were put up two decades prior to us. We have still managed to re-discover many climbs that were less obvious.
The place has cleaned up tremendously in recent years, especially with the addition of the sport park.
Personally having done every problem on here thousands of times over. I have only ever ran into other pebble wrestlers out here a hand full of times.
By sharing this place and maybe showing its local potential, others will soon come to enjoy the convenience of such a neat little playground.
I can say first hand that even somewhere as simple as a little boulder field like Melrose, can help take your climbing to the biggest walls of the world.
Enjoy and please feel free to help with contributions to this area! :)
|By Adam Stackhouse|
Feb 20, 2014
Joshua and nds have done a great job developing this page of Mountain Project. Thanks!
|By Tony Thomas|
From: Oceanside, CA
Feb 20, 2014
Great job Joshua, I am here weekly now because of the work and beta you have put into this place. Thank you again.