Elevation: 2,600 ft
GPS: 34.527, -118.402 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Feb 24, 2013 · Updates
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Description

To some discerning eyes (and with imagination/pareidolia) this formation appears to be the head of an elephant, facing south. The massive and steep east face of the Elephant Head is the first, and the largest, formation encountered when making the approach to Texas Canyon. The East Face is destinguished by the large caves along the base of the wall. The East Face is labeled as The Caves in Troy Mayr's 2004 Southern California Sport Climbing (3rd edition).

Getting There

From the parking area, follow the dirt road, west, past the locked gate. The East Face of the Elephant Head is the formation with the caves, as the crags of Texas Canyon come into view.

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Face of the Elephant's Head (The Caves)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Black Gold
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Vasectomy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
The Alamo
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
Gun Show
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
Girls With Guns
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
El Diablo Rojo
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Soldier Of Fortune
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
38 Special
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
44 Magnum
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Black Gold
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vasectomy
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Alamo
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Gun Show
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Girls With Guns
 13
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
El Diablo Rojo
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Soldier Of Fortune
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
38 Special
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
44 Magnum
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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