Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 33.7426, -116.7682
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Description

The San Jacinto Mountains are found nestled just south of Interstate 10, near the town of Palm Springs. Although these mountains have been known for many years to climbers due to its most popular destination, Tahquitz and Suicide (which are found elsewhere on this site), a variety of other areas are becoming discovered and frequented as gems in their own right.

The rock here is granite, with the friction ranging from smooth-nice-for-your-hands feel to grittier-tear-your-skin-apart quality.

Since the San Jacinto Mountains are mostly at 6000' or higher (Mt Jacinto itself is 10,670 feet), this area is mostly a Spring through Fall destination.

Some notable areas are Black Mountain and The Tramway bouldering stomping grounds.

Getting There

Most climbing areas can be accessed using Interstate 10 and Highway 243.

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Classic Climbing Routes at San Jacinto Mountains

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4 PG13
 84
Emerald City
Boulder
V1 5
 138
Hueco Shuffle
Boulder
V1 5
 84
Gym Problem
Boulder
V1 5 R
 68
Once Upon A Time
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 111
Pink Crack
Boulder
V3- 6A PG13
 63
White Flight
Boulder
V3 6A
 106
Frank's Roof
Boulder
V3 6A
 105
Gypsy's Day Out
Boulder
V4 6B
 63
Standing on the Head of the Dragon
Boulder
V4 6B
 125
OK Problem
Boulder
V5 6C
 75
Dancing Queen (aka The Cube)
Boulder
V5 6C
 76
Green Hornet
Boulder
V6 7A
 114
Center Visor
Boulder
V7 7A+
 94
Swing Dance
Boulder
V7 7A+
 71
Tour de France (aka Firewall)
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Emerald City Tramway > … > W Rim > Emerald City
 84
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
Hueco Shuffle Tramway > … > Dance Floor > Hueco Boulder
 138
V1 5 Boulder
Gym Problem Black Mountain > … > Rdside Corral > G Boulder (aka Cosmos…
 84
V1 5 Boulder
Once Upon A Time Black Mountain > … > Once Upon A Tim… > Once Upon A Time Boulder
 68
V1 5 R Boulder
Pink Crack Black Mountain > … > Central Basin > Pink Boulder
 111
V2-3 5+ Boulder
White Flight Tramway > Conquest Ridge > White Flight Boulder
 63
V3- 6A PG13 Boulder
Frank's Roof Tramway > Trailside Boulders > Frank's Boulder
 106
V3 6A Boulder
Gypsy's Day Out Black Mountain > … > N Basin > Little Saigon Boulder
 105
V3 6A Boulder
Standing on the Head of the… Tramway > Conquest Ridge > Dragon's Head
 63
V4 6B Boulder
OK Problem Black Mountain > … > Rdside Corral > H Boulder (aka Reed's…
 125
V4 6B Boulder
Dancing Queen (aka The Cube) Tramway > … > Shangri-La > Abba Boulder (aka The…
 75
V5 6C Boulder
Green Hornet Tramway > Trailside Boulders > Mandala of Tram
 76
V5 6C Boulder
Center Visor Black Mountain > … > NRA > Visor Boulder
 114
V6 7A Boulder
Swing Dance Tramway > … > Dance Floor > Swing Dance Boulder
 94
V7 7A+ Boulder
Tour de France (aka Firewall) Black Mountain > Boulder Basin > Tour De France Area
 71
V7 7A+ Boulder
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