Elevation: 3,000 ft
GPS: 32.982, -116.708 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: SCherry on Jan 11, 2011 with improvements by Josh Higgins
Admins: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

High quality single, and multi-pitch, sport climbing on beautiful orange and white granite in the San Diego County backcountry.

Getting There

Head out the 8 East from San Diego to the 79. Take 79 North for 1 mile and turn left on Riverside Drive. In 1 mile turn left on Viejas Grade Rd and immediately right on Oak Grove Drive. In 1.5 miles turn right on Boulder Creek Rd. After 5 miles of pavement and 5 miles of graded dirt, the road crosses Boulder Creek. 2 miles further is the trailhead at a hairpin turn with a gated road and a kiosk. The left hand road leading west on a level ridge is the start of the approach. This is also the start of the hike to the popular Three Sisters Waterfalls.

Pass the gate and follow the ridge for .5 mile, then down to a saddle where the junction with the Three Sisters Waterfall trail branches to the left. Continue straight ahead to the west and uphill for .5 mile, then down hill for less than .5 mile. The trail leaves the drainage and hooks to the left (south) climbing slightly and traversing around a small ridge. Just after crossing a gully with a dried up stream bed, the trail becomes steep and switchbacks right. Within 100 feet you will come to a fork. The trail to the "main wall" branches left at the fork. Stay straight to approach the "summit" area and the true Summit of Eagle Peak.

Note: the best way to enjoy your day at Eagle Peak, is to stash your packs at the top of the cliff (there is a large boulder at the cliff edge that is in front of the obvious Tan Man Tower. You can see it from pass before descending), rack up, and walk down (5 min) to the base and climb out. Not only does this save you the extra steep slog on the way out, but also helps you avoid hanging out at the base for too long. As with most of the San Diego backcountry cliffs, the base can be brutally hot in the sun. Once you're up a pitch there is almost always a nice breeze making the climbing more tolerable.

47 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Eagle Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Rock Jungle
Sport 5 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Up Stream
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 69
Cruise Line
Sport 5 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Tan Man Corner
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 36
Baby Face
Sport 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Tan Man Left Arete
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Southwest Face
Sport 5 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Miss Brown
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 28
Soy Chango
Sport 3 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 16
The Direct Route
Sport 4 pitches
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 12
Bush Doctor
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Fly Away Roof
Sport 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Tail Tucker Arete
Sport 4 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Prime Rib
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Boots On The Ground
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rock Jungle Left Wall
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 5 pitches
Up Stream Right Wall
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Cruise Line Left Wall
 69
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 5 pitches
Tan Man Corner Tan Man Tower
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Baby Face Left Wall
 36
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 4 pitches
Tan Man Left Arete Tan Man Tower
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Southwest Face Left Wall
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 5 pitches
Miss Brown Right Wall
 4
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Soy Chango Right Wall
 28
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 3 pitches
The Direct Route Left Wall
 16
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport 4 pitches
Bush Doctor Tan Man Tower
 12
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Fly Away Roof Right Wall
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Tail Tucker Arete Left Wall
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport 4 pitches
Prime Rib Left Wall
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Boots On The Ground Right Wall
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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