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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Jan 17, 2012
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Description 

This sun lit outcropping can be seen from the I-15 when driving through Rancho Bernardo. From the trailhead on Pablado it takes about 20 minute stroll to get to the base. At about the 6th interpretive sign (posted on rocks pertaining to wood rats and squirrels) take left on faint trail, traversing over to the pole line road. Go right on the road/trail until an inobvious trail(s) on the left can lead up steep terrain to the rocks.

Several toprope problems and a few bolted leads were established a couple decades ago. I don't remember any of the names or FA info, so if somebody has any info let me know!

Getting There 

Exit off of I-15 at Pomerado Road and at the light take a left (north or southbound makes no difference). Take this road, West Bernardo Drive for about 2-3 miles until reaching the intersection of Duenda Road where one will take a right turn. Continue straight through several stop signs through the neighborhood until the road turns into Pablado. The trailhead for the open space is on Pablado just before Moon Song Road. Roadside parking

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Interp signs along the trail
BETA PHOTO: Interp signs along the trail
slab in the middle has two lead lines bolted
slab in the middle has two lead lines bolted
TBD
BETA PHOTO: TBD
has older looking anchor on top of crack
has older looking anchor on top of crack
West Bernardo Hills
BETA PHOTO: West Bernardo Hills
two lines, right line doesn't look to bad and left line looks pretty thin crack/face moves.
two lines, right line doesn't look to bad and left...

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By atp
From: Clairemont Mesa, CA
Apr 9, 2012
Checked out WBH and I thought the hike and view was really nice. As for the climbing, if you live in the area or are looking to check out something new in the area then it is something to do. There were a handfull of climbs (most being for rope or spooky highballs), and the rock was good quality. None the less the routes that are put up are good lines.
By Ben May
From: Escondido, CA
Dec 3, 2013
I agree. There's plenty to be found here if you don't mind breaking brush. I've discovered a good hand full of problems... actually, I'd be willing to bet Sean and George discovered this place long ago. They may have done all the bolting. Don't want to give last names just in case.
Looking back from another angle
Looking back from another angle
By Ben May
From: Escondido, CA
Dec 3, 2013
Also, I believe this is all private property.
By Wild Face
Mar 11, 2014
Wild fire came through here in 2007, not sure if the bolts have been replaced since.