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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.
Most climbing areas can be accessed using Interstate 10 in addition to one additional highway.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for San Jacinto Mountains:
Sunshine Daydream (aka Yo Picasso) V4 6B Boulder, 16' Area 51/Deer Canyon : Yo Picasso (aka Sunshine Da...
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Snow Creek 4th 1 2 I M 1b AI1-2 Mod. Snow CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Mt. San Jacinto
(Taken and edited from SummitPost)Snow Creek is one of the premier alpine climbs in Southern California. It has a tremendous vertical gain of 10,000 feet in less than 5 horizontal miles. Supposedly, it is the steepest escarpment in the contiguous 48.The starting elevation is approx. 1,200 feet. From the start to about 5,500 feet, depending on the snowpack, it is all bushwacking and boulder hopping. Once you reach the snow tongue of Snow Creek you will need crampons and an ice axe. Climb the rem...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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