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Welcome to the San Diego County section of MountainProject.com. San Diego County is not exactly a destination climbing area, but the region has several well known and well respected climbing areas. The county has been divided by a north and south sections.

You may search for routes by area, type of climbing, and difficulty by using the area and route links in the left menu or by using the search tool above. This site is what we make of it, so please feel free to add areas, routes, photos, and commentary. Thanks!
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Classic Climbing Routes at San Diego County

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
The Ramp
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
The Tower
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Turkey Chute
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elsa's Crack
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
As the Crow Flies
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sam I Am
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crack of Dust
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mission Control
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Meteor
Sport 4 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Suzie's Wild Ride
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Leonids
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0- 4-
Baby Robbins
Trad, Boulder
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Robbins Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rockwork Orange
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c V1 5
Jaws
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Ramp S San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Lunch Rock 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Tower S San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Limbo Area 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Turkey Chute S San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Limbo Area 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Elsa's Crack N San Diego County > Mount Woodson > Poison Oak Boulder Area 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
As the Crow Flies S San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Limbo Area 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Sam I Am S San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Middle Earth 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Crack of Dust S San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Main Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mission Control S San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Lunch Rock 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Meteor S San Diego County > El Cajon Mtn > Left Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 4 pitches
Suzie's Wild Ride S San Diego County > Mission Gorge > Main Wall 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Leonids S San Diego County > El Cajon Mtn > Left Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
Baby Robbins N San Diego County > Mount Woodson > Jaws Boulder Area 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0- 4- Trad, Boulder
Robbins Crack N San Diego County > Mount Woodson > Robbins Boulder 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Rockwork Orange N San Diego County > Mount Woodson > Rockwork Orange Boulder 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Jaws N San Diego County > Mount Woodson > Jaws Boulder Area 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c V1 5 Trad, Boulder
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In response to the above post, we hope to organize Paint Free Santee II later in 2017 when it cools off! We've bought new equipment, and are ready to rock and roll!

In the meantime, there will be a presentation on climbing in The Needles June 29th at 730pm at the Mesa Rim CoWorking Center if you're interested in attending:

facebook.com/events/1068587… Jun 17, 2017
Sdm1568
Ca
Sdm1568   Ca
^^^^ I think Santee is due for another cleanup, does anyone know of one soon? Aug 24, 2014
vimeo.com/60501713 Feb 26, 2013
Eagle Peak has some really great overhung muti pitch climbing come check it out! Mar 29, 2011
Hello my name is Lange jeffries and just moved here from Salt lake city. Been climbing 26 years all sorts. Looking for a room to rent in the San dieago area and cool partners. Please Email me at sideshowlange@yahoo.com if anyone can help out. Pass the word not looking for anything fancy. Thanks Mar 24, 2011
dss
dss  
I just booked a trip to S.D. for February 18-24, 2011 and I'd like to do some climbing (limited--my wife's not into it). I see that there are some boulders in the area but I'd also like to do a bit of sport climbing and I'm not crazy enough to free solo. What with luggage limitations, I'll only have room for shoes, chalk, and maybe a harness. Is there a good climbing gym where I might find some people heading out to J-Tree or other crags? We'll be staying on Sail Bay. Thanks. Nov 5, 2010
Robert Buswold
Northglenn, CO
Robert Buswold   Northglenn, CO
Do yourself a favor and hit El Cajon mountain. I really enjoyed multi-pitch face climbing on this mountain. Jul 29, 2010
ZachS00
Denver, CO
ZachS00   Denver, CO
i'm thinking about a move to san diego. is there any overhung sport? Apr 29, 2009
frenchy  
San Diego county has ALOT to offer in California , you have Mt. Woodson , Santee boulders , lakeside boulders, Valley of the moon , Lake Dixon just to list a few with many more from bouldering , top roping, sport and trad climbing . there are a couple really good guide books to send you on your way ... F. Apr 27, 2009

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