Mountain Project Logo

Areas in Descanso Boulders

Baked Potatoe Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Dos Equis Boulder 0 / 0 / 2 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Event Horizon Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
In Your Face Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Library Boulder 0 / 0 / 1 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Lone Wolf Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Magellan Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Shipreck Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Short Stack Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tsunami Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Vasa Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 3,440 ft
GPS: 32.841, -116.634 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 9,505 total, 112/month
Shared By: Ben May on Dec 20, 2010
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Getting weather forecast...

Description

Like the rock climbing here, the bouldering area is relatively small but has quite a bit to offer. The granite here is really unique, in that, it is heavily featured. There's not much shade unless you're behind one of the taller boulders. If you're familiar with the area, you'll know that this is really a remote area but super easy to get to. The boulders range in height from 6' to 35' or higher. And just for info, this area is currently being developed so the trails aren't exactly obvious at times.
Current San Diego County Advisories Details

Getting There

•From I-8 & the 805, drive about 33 miles East on the I-8 (past Alpine) to Exit 40 CA 79-N/Japatule Valley Rd toward Julian.
•Take Exit 40/Hwy-79 and turn left (North).
•Drive 0.8 of a mile to Wildwood Glen Ln.
•Turn Left (West) on Wildwood Glen Ln and park at the Helo pad/turn around/USFS gate.
•Don't forget your water and walk past the gate for exactly 700 feet.
•You will notice a clearing in the brush on the bank to the North. This is the trailhead.
•Take this trail then split West (left) when you're directly under the powerlines.
•This is where the trail starts to fade but continue West under the powerlines until you reach the pole with a rock cairn.
•Break North here and find your problems.

33 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Descanso Boulders Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Some of the larger/highball boulders in the area have hangers for those that would like to practice their power moves without the consequence of pad slamming. Bring a short rope, cordelette, and a couple quick draws. Jan 30, 2017
Ben May
Escondido, CA
Ben May   Escondido, CA
If you bring in water bottles... good for you for hydrating. BUT CLEAN THEM UP!!!
Do not leave your trash. Nov 22, 2014

More About Descanso Boulders

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within Descanso Boulders (73)

Most Popular · Newest