Elevation: 3,000 ft
GPS: 33.225, -116.454 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tony Thomas on Apr 22, 2014 with improvements by Liam Wynn
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Please practice Leave No Trace principles at all times here, keep it clean.

Camping is FREE!!! and is a first come-first serve CA state campground. There is a pot toilet with paper (surprisingly clean on a regular basis), no running water in the campground, and no fire pits or table. Bring your own portable fire pit if you want a fire at night. Come stay a night and climb around the campground or head across the road to climb on some of the classics of Culp Valley in windy boulders and cottonwood camp.

On the East ridge of the Culp Valley Primitive Campground there are beautiful views and even greater boulders. Views of the Borrego Springs Valley to the east and mountain views to the west. Huge boulder field right off the campground. Amazing place! Please add more routes that you have done or find while you are out there.

Nearby attractions consist of Hellhole preserve, Salton sea, Slot Canyons, Wind Caves, and off roading.

Getting There

Pull in to the primitive campground off of SR-22 Montezuma Valley Rd. There is a small sign dictating the turn-off, though it is fairly easy to miss at night. Google maps will take you to there if needed. Campsite is found on the North side of the highway. Take the dirt road a few hundred feet until you reach the campground loop, make sure to stay right to the campsite, or left to the first pulloff. Campsites are not clearly designated by signage, but are easily located in person.

Established boulder problems can be found both throughout the campsite itself, and in the surrounding hills in almost any direction you can walk. Undeveloped rocks can be found if willing to walk a little further and do some searching. Most boulders are easily accessible via game or hiking trails.

Please be respectful of the surroundings and practice leave-no-trace principles at all times. There is a main hiking trail that loops around north of the campsite, starting in the north-eastern section of the campsite and heading north, then north-west. This trail is a good way to get around to the various areas and boulders, only leave the trail when needed and keep it clean. Be respectful of non-climbers, hikers and casual campers. This is their area as well!

This area is continually being developed and this page being updated to check back frequently!

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