Elevation: 6,610 ft
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Description

The Angeles National Forest, and its neighboring areas, encompass most of the San Gabriel Mountain range. It is home to trad, sport climbing and bouldering venues. Elevations rise to 10,000 feet at the summit of Mount San Antonio, providing a scenic alpine-like setting with ideal summer conditions for Southern California's ever-growing climbing population.

Some routes here are in designated wilderness areas, where bolting is prohibited. You can find some current information at the Angeles National Forest website.

Getting There

Most areas are accessed via the Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) at the city of La Canada Flintridge from the west. Access from San Bernardino County from the east is currently unavailable due to the closure of the Angeles Crest Highway west of Wrightwood.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Angeles National Forest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 66
Thin Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 55
Swiss Cheese
Boulder
V2 5+
 46
Thin Face
Boulder
V3 6A
 46
The Fang
Boulder
V4 6B
 30
B1 Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 35
The Fang (Sit Start)
Boulder
V9- 7C
 4
Nothing But Sunshine
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 57
Cascada
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
Sophie's Choice
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up th…
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Boneyard
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Before The Storm
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Dancing in the Storm
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 30
The Green Mile
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Dream Speed
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thin Crack Horse Flats > Main Area > U - Boulder
 66
V0 4 Boulder
Swiss Cheese Horse Flats > Main Area > Swiss Cheese Boulder
 55
V2 5+ Boulder
Thin Face Horse Flats > Main Area > T - Boulder
 46
V2 5+ Boulder
The Fang Horse Flats > Main Area > X5 Boulder
 46
V3 6A Boulder
B1 Traverse Horse Flats > Main Area > T - Boulder
 30
V4 6B Boulder
The Fang (Sit Start) Horse Flats > Main Area > X5 Boulder
 35
V5 6C Boulder
Nothing But Sunshine Horse Flats > Main Area > Peanut Boulder
 4
V9- 7C Boulder
Cascada Texas Canyon > First Corridor
 57
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sophie's Choice Texas Canyon > First Corridor
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed… Texas Canyon > First Corridor
 37
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Boneyard Texas Canyon > Egg
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Before The Storm Texas Canyon > First Corridor
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Dancing in the Storm Williamson Rock > Eagles Roost Buttress
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Green Mile Texas Canyon > Egg
 30
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dream Speed Williamson Rock > London Wall
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Jordan Ramey
Calgary, Alberta
Jordan Ramey   Calgary, Alberta
Roped climbing illegal in the Angeles National Forest? I certainly don't believe it, but some guy was harrased for it and threatened to be ticketed. Check out the thread on SuperTopo:

supertopo.com/climbing/thre… Jul 14, 2008