Elevation: 155 ft
GPS: 32.927, -117.177 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Raz on Dec 9, 2012
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

Within a small canyon frequented by afternoon hikers and bikers, lies a handful of short boulders that are worth mentioning on MountainProject for their relative convenience to the Miramar/UTC area.

The boulders are found right by the small waterfalls that flows through the canyon. While the rock quality is nowhere near the superb granite usually found in San Diego, the boulders closer to the river have hardened due to their close proximity to the water. This means there is a wide variety of rock quality for such a small area. If you've only got an hour or two, and are in the mood for one or two short overhangs, a fun face, and some easy slabs, this is a great place to spend the afternoon.

While I've never seen any other climbers here, the evidence of chalk on some of the rocks suggests the area gets some traffic now and then. If anyone has any prior knowledge of the area, it would be great to consolidate it to a centralized are.

Further, the spot is easy to hike to and this means that the river has some trash floating around. If you happen to have the chance, be a good example of climbers in the area and help maintain the environment by taking as much as you can on your way out.

Getting There

If you're looking for the quickest way to the boulders, park at the end of Park Village Road (32.938898, -117.168862) There, there is a gate at the beginning of the trail. Head past the gate and follow the telephone poles into the canyon. Then, stray right from the telephone poles, and head west, following the signs for the waterfall. Overall the hike is 1.2 miles long. The following Maps show the route from the parking to the boulders.
From the Parking to the Boulders

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V0 4 X
 3
Where Eagles Dare
Boulder
V0 4
 9
Green Go
Boulder
V1 5
 3
Scylla
Boulder
V2 5+
 14
Hangnail Left
Boulder
V2 5+
 12
Still Waters Run Deep
Boulder
V2 5+
 5
West Overhang
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
Traversito
Boulder
V3 6A
 8
Super Bowl
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
Solar Essence
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Hangnail Right
Boulder
V4 6B
 16
Mr.Longarm
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
When I Plucked the Rose
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 9
Preservation
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Tea, Earl Grey, Hot
Boulder
V7 7A+
 5
The Penthouse
Boulder
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Where Eagles Dare Where Eagles Dare
 3
V0 4 X Boulder
Green Go Del Poconitos
 9
V0 4 Boulder
Scylla Dilemma Boulder
 3
V1 5 Boulder
Hangnail Left Thumb Boulder
 14
V2 5+ Boulder
Still Waters Run Deep Still Waters Run Deep
 12
V2 5+ Boulder
West Overhang Still Waters Run Deep
 5
V2 5+ Boulder
Traversito Del Poconitos
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Super Bowl Super Bowl
 8
V3 6A Boulder
Solar Essence Essence Boulder
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Hangnail Right Thumb Boulder
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Mr.Longarm Mr.Longarm
 16
V4 6B Boulder
When I Plucked the Rose Lower Falls > Data & Picard
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Preservation Preservation
 9
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Tea, Earl Grey, Hot Lower Falls > Data & Picard
 4
V5 6C Boulder
The Penthouse Mr.Longarm
 5
V7 7A+ Boulder
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