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Tunnel Crag

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Tunnel Crag Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 34.36014, -117.85934 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: jt512, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Tristan B on Oct 1, 2009
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Description 

South facing so it's sunny most of the time. Its right off the highway but its pretty far up so you'll only see a few cars and some motorcycles.
The rock is granite, its pretty solid but wear a helmet and watch for loose stuff.

This is a sport route area with about 30 routes and most are about 2-3 pitches.

Getting There 

From the 210 in La Canada exit Angeles Crest Hwy 2 and head North up towards the mountains. Go about 40 miles up (Past Williamson Rock) and you will drive through 2 tunnels. Park in the first turnout on the left and look up at the crag.

You can also come from the 15. Just exit the 138 and then go through Wrightwood and stay on the 2 and then park just before the tunnels, however this part of the road is closed during the winter.

Climbing Season

For the Angeles National Forest area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Tunnel Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tunnel Crag:
Paper Clip   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Learning to Fly   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 160'   
Ignorway   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Yosemite Sam's Dinner Club Combo   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Running Boards   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Tunnel Crag

Yosemite Sam's Dinner Club Combo 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Tunnel Crag
Climb up a to a big under cling with a horn on top. Surmount the roof and continue through the thinner and thinner holds to the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Tunnel Crag Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting towed by a snowmobile on my snowboard towa...
Getting towed by a snowmobile on my snowboard towa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Snowmobiling on Angeles Crest in front of the Crag...
Snowmobiling on Angeles Crest in front of the Crag...
Rock Climbing Photo: Vista Mountain South Face second pitch
Vista Mountain South Face second pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: Route Guide 2
BETA PHOTO: Route Guide 2
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike above the tunnels
Mike above the tunnels
Rock Climbing Photo: Route Guide
BETA PHOTO: Route Guide
Rock Climbing Photo: In the tunnel during thunder showers
In the tunnel during thunder showers
Rock Climbing Photo: You're almost there!
You're almost there!
Rock Climbing Photo: The 1st tunnel.
The 1st tunnel.
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost to the top of the first pitch
Almost to the top of the first pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: The crags around the tunnels.
The crags around the tunnels.
Rock Climbing Photo: A nice looking arĂȘte at Tunnel Crag.
A nice looking arĂȘte at Tunnel Crag.
Rock Climbing Photo: Solo aiding at the tunnel crag
Solo aiding at the tunnel crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering on the 1st tunnel at Tunnel Crag.
Bouldering on the 1st tunnel at Tunnel Crag.
Rock Climbing Photo: George Bracksieck on the second pitch of High Expo...
George Bracksieck on the second pitch of High Expo...

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By adam paz
Apr 1, 2015
I'm gonna go up sat. Since there is only 5 routes listed and 30 in the book of many years ago. Are the unlisted routes just old and/or taken down?
By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Apr 1, 2015
There's a new guide book out that has most of the routes in it. There's definitely more than 5 routes up there.
By George Bracksieck
Apr 15, 2015
What's the name of the new guidebook? Where is it available?
By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Apr 18, 2015
So cal climbing by Tom Slater - wolverinepublishing.com/southe...
By Jeff constine
Aug 29, 2015
No new routes are listed. Most of the old routes are a serious leads with bad consequences if you fall, due to were the bolts were placed.
By duh
Jun 20, 2016
Does anybody have information on the difficult route across and below the road from where you park for Tunnel Crag? It's the short, slightly overhanging route on beautiful orange rock.
By Kevin Mokracek
From: Burbank
Jun 26, 2016
Duh, Jeff will probably chime in when he gets a chance, it's his route and I believe it's 5.12 something or 11d. There are a few other routes in that area, Sunshine Arete is just past this route and has two 5.10's on it that Jeff and I put up last season, both are lots of fun.

Rock Climbing Photo: Sunshine Arete Photo by Jeff Constine
Sunshine Arete
Photo by Jeff Constine

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