Elevation: 3,249 ft
GPS: 33.63, -117.491 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

The Santa Ana Mountains are the eastern boundary of the Los Angeles basin. They are peaked by the "Saddleback" formation of Santiago and Modjeska Peaks, both over 4,000 feet in elevation. The crest of the range forms part of the border between Orange and Riverside Counties. Most of the public land here is part of the Cleveland National Forest.

It has range has some good bouldering areas, including the two best known, El Cariso and Ortega Falls. A few crags here also have small single pitch roped routes, but overall rock here is short.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Santa Ana Mountains

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 10
Elysia
Boulder
V1 5
 4
Batarang
Boulder
V1-2 5
 3
Batwing
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
Pipe Around
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 11
Grumpy Man (aka old man)
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 6
Goomba
Boulder
V4 6B
 8
El Chorizo
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 64
Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Route 1
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 54
Fingers
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 28
Horn
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Unknown
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
Polished
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Splitter
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Route 3
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Elysia El Cariso > First Hill > Elysia
 10
V1 5 Boulder
Batarang Trabuco Creek > Batman Boulder
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Batwing Trabuco Creek > Batman Boulder
 3
V1-2 5 Boulder
Pipe Around El Cariso > Spine Boulder
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Grumpy Man (aka old man) El Cariso > Grumpy Man
 11
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Goomba El Cariso > Goomba
 6
V2-3 5+ Boulder
El Chorizo El Cariso > Aid Hill > El Chorizo
 8
V4 6B Boulder
Dihedral Ortega Falls > Toprope Wall
 64
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Route 1 San Juan Canyon
 15
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Fingers Ortega Falls > Toprope Wall
 54
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Horn Ortega Falls > Toprope Wall
 28
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Unknown San Juan Canyon
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Polished Ortega Falls > Toprope Wall
 27
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Splitter Ortega Falls > Toprope Wall
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Route 3 San Juan Canyon
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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