Elevation: 1,000 ft
GPS: 34.143, -118.184 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tristan Burnham on Oct 21, 2009 · Updates
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Description

Eagle Rock is a large Conglomerate dome located in the San Rafael Hills of Northeast Los Angeles, between Glendale and Pasadena, California The dome is situated on a hillside adjacent to the very small Richard Alatorre Park. The west face of the dome is 120 ft tall and composed of chossy conglomerate featuring protruding cobbles and friable holds, and the occasional pocket. All holds should be considered suspect. The dome currently hosts three traditionally bolted routes and a bouldering traverse. Eagle Rock is a Historical Landmark and while climbing is permissible the fences at the north and south ends with No Trespassing signs indicate the activity is marginally tolerated, by local residents, so keep a low profile and be courteous. Eagle Rock derived its name as the rock casts a shadow resembling an eagle with outstretched wings. Prior to the arrival of english speakers in the 1880's the dome was referred to as Piedra Gorda (Fat Rock). Originally part of the Rancho San Rafael owned by the Verdugo family, the land was later dispersed and the area became the site of the Gates Strawberry Ranch.  The area below the dome is popular as a homeless encampment. Eagle Rock was frequented by the infamous Hillside Stranglers in 1977-78 and later, Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker. The belay stations at the foot of the rock are relatively flat and comprised of soft dirt and leaves. Massive Oak trees near the dome provide shade during the afternoon and evening.

Getting There

From the 134 East or West exit San Rafael and head south and make a quick left onto Colorado. Then go about 1/4 mile and make a left onto Patrician Way and go over the freeway. Then make the first left down Eagle Rock View Drive and park at the bottom.

Approach- 1 min walk to base from the car. Head straight towards the base of the climb. You might have to wander around for a second through some trees to find it.

Elevation: 568 ft.   Latitude: 34.139  Longitude: -118.214

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
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