The San Jacinto Mountains are found nestled just south of Interstate 10, near the town of Palm Springs. Although these mountains have been known for many years to climbers due to its most popular destination, Tahquitz and Suicide
(which are found elsewhere on this site), a variety of other areas are becoming discovered and frequented as gems in their own right.
The rock here is granite, with the friction ranging from smooth-nice-for-your-hands feel to grittier-tear-your-skin-apart quality.
Since the San Jacinto Mountains are mostly at 6000' or higher (Mt Jacinto itself is 10,670 feet), this area is mostly a Spring through Fall destination.
Some notable areas are Black Mountain
and The Tramway
bouldering stomping grounds.
Most climbing areas can be accessed using Interstate 10 in addition to one additional highway.
Weather station 2.8 miles from here
691 Total Routes
['4 Stars',51],['3 Stars',161],['2 Stars',259],['1 Star',185],['Bomb',2]
Browse More Classics in San Jacinto Mountains
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for San Jacinto Mountains:
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Mountain Lilac and bee, San Jacinto Mountains
Manzanita woman, South Ridge
Wild Rose (Rosa californica), San Jacinto Mountain...
South Ridge granite detail
Lake Fulmor, San Jacinto Mountains
Mt. San Jacinto towering in the clouds. Photo by B...
Looking southeast from South Ridge, Idyllwild
Bay Tree Spring, San Jacinto Mountains
The view into Garner Valley and beyond from South ...
Fall colors near Lake Fulmor, San Jacinto Mountain...
Kaufman Crag, San Jacinto Mountains
Fall colors along Hwy 243, San Jacinto Mountains
Nomad Ventures, Idyllwild
One Hour Rock, San Jacinto Mountains
Lower Strawberry Creek, Idyllwild
Mt. San Jacinto from the I10 rest stop
Garner Valley, San Jacinto Mountains
The view from the Tram, San Jacinto Mtns
PCT trail sign on the north slope, Black Mountain
San Jacinto Peak from the northwest
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