San Jacinto Mountains Rock Climbing
Mountain Lilac and bee, San Jacinto Mountains
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 and Highway 243.
Weather station 2.8 miles from here
747 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',53],['3 Stars',182],['2 Stars',275],['1 Star',197],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in San Jacinto Mountains
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for San Jacinto Mountains:
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Morphic Resonance V10 7C+ CA
: San Jacinto Mountains
: ... : Morphic Boulder
This is sharp... like the "Stained Glass" of Black Mtn. Start with two razor blades overhead and let them sink into you fingers with all of your body weight, then them sink deeper still as you lurch for the mocking smile above you. Connect a few more move between heinous edges and then top out with care high off the deck. You special breeds of masochists that claim to "like" crimpy lines will indeed feel the sweet pain....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Manzanita woman, South Ridge
Lyra determined not to be a dead bug (photo by A. ...
South Ridge granite detail
Lake Fulmor, San Jacinto Mountains
Wild Rose (Rosa californica), San Jacinto Mountain...
Mt. San Jacinto towering in the clouds. Photo by B...
San Jacinto Peak from the northwest
Bay Tree Spring, San Jacinto Mountains
Fall colors near Lake Fulmor, San Jacinto Mountain...
Kaufman Crag, San Jacinto Mountains
Fall colors along Hwy 243, San Jacinto Mountains
The view into Garner Valley and beyond from South ...
Looking southeast from South Ridge, Idyllwild
One Hour Rock, San Jacinto Mountains
Garner Valley, San Jacinto Mountains
Mt. San Jacinto from the I10 rest stop
PCT trail sign on the north slope, Black Mountain
Nomad Ventures, Idyllwild
Lake Hemet from the flanks of Thomas Mountain, San...
The view from the Tram, San Jacinto Mtns
The Speed-of-Light Monument, Pine Cove
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