|San Jacinto Mountains
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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.
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.
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La Vena Negra 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CA
: San Jacinto Mountains
: Dry Falls
Pitch 1: Seven bolts lead up to a corner, over left and up to a two bolt anchor. Pitch 2: Six bolts up and right, then left to a two bolt anchor; this is the crux pitch. Pitch 3: Run out 5.6 past three bolts to a two bolt anchor. Run out 5.6 arching right to the top of History Repeats Itself, only one bolt....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Local Information for San Jacinto Mountains
Mountain Lilac and bee, San Jacinto Mountains Manzanita woman, South Ridge
South Ridge granite detail Black Mt. from Lake Fulmor, San Jacinto Mountains Mt. San Jacinto towering in the clouds.
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Looking southeast from South Ridge, Idyllwild
The view into Garner Valley and beyond from South ...
Lower Strawberry Creek, Idyllwild
Fall colors near Lake Fulmor, San Jacinto Mountain...
Meadow along the nature trail loop.
Bay Tree Spring, San Jacinto Mountains
Mt. San Jacinto
Garner Valley, San Jacinto Mountains
The Speed-of-Light Monument, Pine Cove
PCT trail sign on the north slope, Black Mountain
San Jacinto from the I-10, San Jacinto Pass
Lara starting up the lip
Mt. San Jacinto
The view from the Tram, San Jacinto Mtns
Fall colors along Hwy 243, San Jacinto Mountains
San Jacinto Peak from the northwest
One Hour Rock, San Jacinto Mountains
Mt. San Jacinto from the I10 rest stop
Kaufman Crag, San Jacinto Mountains