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Areas in Big Bear Lake Area

Big Bear North 149 / 236 / 31 / 48 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 460
Big Bear South 69 / 31 / 18 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 118

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This details all of the various crags centered around Big Bear Lake, the largest town in the area. Due to the size and complexity of the area it has been broken into two separate areas - Big Bear North and Big Bear South.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Big Bear Lake Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Psychedelic Sluice
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Gold Standard
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bye Crackie
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Coyotes at Sunset
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Magic Poodle
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Golden Poodle
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ricochet
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Claim Jumper
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
One Armed Bandit
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Golden Nugget
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Powder Keg
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Pistol Pete
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lost Orbit
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Doc's Holiday
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Coyotes in the Henhouse
Sport
Psychedelic Sluice Big Bear North > … 1 > Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - E Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Gold Standard Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Gold Wall 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Bye Crackie Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Coyote Crag 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Coyotes at Sunset Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Coyote Crag 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Black Magic Poodle Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Coyote Crag 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Golden Poodle Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Coyote Crag 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Ricochet Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Pistol Whipped Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Claim Jumper Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Claim Jumper Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
One Armed Bandit Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Claim Jumper Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Golden Nugget Big Bear North > … 1 > Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - E Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Powder Keg Big Bear North > … 1 > Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - N Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pistol Pete Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Doc Holliday Wall 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Lost Orbit Big Bear North > … 1 > Lost Orbit Rock > Lost Orbit Rock - E Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Doc's Holiday Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Doc Holliday Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Coyotes in the Henhouse Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Claim Jumper Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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C Miller   CA  
Days are short, nights are below freezing and climbing in the sun is a must but the crowds are all gone now to Joshua Tree. Climbing is entirely possible after a snow provided you have 4WD to drive the roads otherwise forget about it. Nov 9, 2015
AlbertH  
What's the climbing like at this time of year? Are the crags climbable? What if it snows a few days prior? Nov 7, 2015
spencerstewart Stewart
Big Bear Lake, CA
spencerstewart Stewart   Big Bear Lake, CA
We're just started a little climbing store in Big Bear Valley (Fawnskin area) if y'all ever need anything. Just BD gear and some organic climbing salve for now. No price gouging and 5% of sales goes to clean up the ever more crowded crags like Holcomb!
www.bearclimbing.com
May 6, 2014
Brewery? The food is overpriced and their brew overrated. If you're looking for good beer and reasonably priced food, head down to La Montana off of Moonridge for happy hour(4-7).

If you must go to the brewery though, check out their Red Ant Hill Ale or Grizzly Bear. Jul 24, 2010
Little spot for a refreshment before heading back to the valley is the Big Bear Mountain Brewery, 40260 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake (909.866.BEER) Mar 19, 2007

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