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Areas in Angeles National Forest

Arroyo Seco Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Barret- Stoddard boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Crystal Lake Boulders 2 / 0 / 1 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Crystal Lake Crag 15 / 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Crystal Lake Wall 16 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Eagle Rock 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Electromagnetic Crag 1 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Fictitioua Tree 10 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 10
Fish Canyon Narrows 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Horse Flats 9 / 0 / 30 / 168 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 200
Icehouse Canyon 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 6
Millard Canyon 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
Mount Baden Powell 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 1 / 2 / 2
Mount Baldy Hillside Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Mount Harwood 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 4
Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) 5 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Mount Waterman 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Mt. Pacifico 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Rock Garden 2 / 0 / 0 / 25 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 27
Spring Crag 0 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Strawberry Peak 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Telegraph Peak 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3
Texas Canyon 11 / 99 / 7 / 6 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 118
Thunder Mountain 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Tunnel Crag 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Twin Peaks 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Vasquez Rocks 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Williamson Rock 0 / 79 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 80

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
 54
Thin Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 47
Swiss Cheese
Boulder
V2 5+
 42
Thin Face
Boulder
V3 6A
 37
The Fang
Boulder
V4 6B
 20
B1 Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 26
The Fang (Sit Start)
Boulder
V8 7B
 3
The Sword of Damocles
Boulder
V9- 7C
 3
Nothing But Sunshine
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 52
Agua Negro
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Sophie's Choice
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 33
Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the wat…
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Boneyard
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Before The Storm
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Dancing in the Storm
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
The Green Mile
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thin Crack Horse Flats > Main Area > U - Boulder
 54
V0 4 Boulder
Swiss Cheese Horse Flats > Main Area > Swiss Cheese Boulder
 47
V2 5+ Boulder
Thin Face Horse Flats > Main Area > T - Boulder
 42
V2 5+ Boulder
The Fang Horse Flats > Main Area > X5 Boulder
 37
V3 6A Boulder
B1 Traverse Horse Flats > Main Area > T - Boulder
 20
V4 6B Boulder
The Fang (Sit Start) Horse Flats > Main Area > X5 Boulder
 26
V5 6C Boulder
The Sword of Damocles Horse Flats > Main Area > Sword of Damocles Bou…
 3
V8 7B Boulder
Nothing But Sunshine Horse Flats > Main Area > Peanut Boulder
 3
V9- 7C Boulder
Agua Negro Texas Canyon > First Corridor
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sophie's Choice Texas Canyon > First Corridor
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed… Texas Canyon > First Corridor
 33
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Boneyard Texas Canyon > Egg
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Before The Storm Texas Canyon > First Corridor
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Dancing in the Storm Williamson Rock > Eagles Roost Buttress
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Green Mile Texas Canyon > Egg
 27
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b 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
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
A US District Court Judge, Terry Hatter, Jr., citing a 2012 federal appeals decision in Arizona has ruled against the US Forest Service Adventure Pass fees in Southern California. The federal judge has ruled that visitors to Southern California's four national forests DO NOT need to buy an Adventure Pass, if they are only hiking and do not use Forest facilities. What the rangers and/or ticket issuers can't do is just assume that anyone who is parked at a trailhead is using the facilities and issue a citation. May 6, 2014

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