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Moby Dick Area 


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Location: 32.85065, -117.02115 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Marc Kajut, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 7, 2007
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The Area 

This is the area that surrounds perhaps the largest boulder in the valley, otherwise known as Moby Dick. There are several boulders that envelope this kingpin, and offering the greatest concentration of boulder problems and some of the best dime bouldering that Santee has to offer.


Getting There 

This is the area on the east hillside dominated by the biggest boulder in the area, the Moby Dick boulder.


40 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',9],['V2-3',10],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Moby Dick Area:
Mantle   V0- 4-     Boulder   Lieback Rock
The Knobs   V0- 4-     Boulder, 10'   Beehive Boulders
Fingercrack   V0 4     Boulder   Beehive Boulders
Flake   V0 4     Boulder   Lieback Rock
Walkman   V0+ 4+     Boulder   The Amphitheater
Face   V2 5+     Boulder   Lieback Rock
Jumpstart   V3 6A     Boulder   The Amphitheater
Friction Seam   V3 6A     Boulder   Bullet Hole Wall
Amphitheatre Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder   The Amphitheater
Iron Cross   V3 6A     Boulder   Beehive Boulders
Bullet Hole Wall Crack??   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   Bullet Hole Wall
The Alien   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad   Beehive Boulders
The Wrist-breaker   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Beehive Boulders
Masochist Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 10'   Beehive Boulders
American Express   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 15'   Bullet Hole Wall
Lieback Rock Dyno   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   Lieback Rock
Bullet Hole Face   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 15'   Bullet Hole Wall
Lieback Rock Lieback   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   Lieback Rock
The Terrible Face   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 17'   Beehive Boulders
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Featured Route For Moby Dick Area
Entering the Crux

Jumpstart V3 6A  CA : San Diego County : ... : The Amphitheater
One of the best problems at Santee! This one climbs the left side of the sloping southwest arete of the Amphitheatre. Start with a high foot, and walk your hands up the sloping edge. With the use of some small feet and a bad lefthand crimp, continue up the arete until you can palm all the way over the top, and top out direct, up and left. It's way easier (V1ish) you pull around right onto the slab at any point instead of continuing up the arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Moby Dick Boulder
BETA PHOTO: Moby Dick Boulder
<a href='/v/mudball-cracks/105929235'>Mudball Cracks</a> and <a href='/v/lieback-rock/105929221'>Lieback Rock</a>.
BETA PHOTO: Mudball Cracks and Lieback Rock.
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By ron amick
From: poway, ca
Mar 26, 2013

Its funny that people are naming routes that were put up before they were born. If you didnt do the FA, you cant name the route, and 99% of the problems at santee are 30+ years old.

By C Miller
Administrator
Mar 26, 2013

Rumor has it that Ron's Pharmacy is now called "The Dispensary"...what will it be in another thirty years???