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Elevation: 6,745 ft 2,056 m
GPS: 34.25471, -116.93604
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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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Please see the individual area pages for more detailed approach information.

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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
 250
Gold Standard
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 416
Bye Crackie
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 426
Coyotes at Sunset
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 88
Aurora Borealis
Trad, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 99
Vertical Epic
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 283
Powder Keg
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 383
Pistol Pete
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 67
Knightline
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 229
Lost Orbit
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 213
Doc's Holiday
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 285
Coyotes in the Henhouse
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 57
Arrogant Bastard
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 81
Road Crew
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 118
The Incinerator
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
King of the Castle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gold Standard Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Gold Wall
 250
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Bye Crackie Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Coyote Crag
 416
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Coyotes at Sunset Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Coyote Crag
 426
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Aurora Borealis Big Bear South > … > Black Bluff - N… > Black Bluff - N Face…
 88
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
Vertical Epic Big Bear North > … > Pinnacles North > Stone Wall
 99
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Powder Keg Big Bear North > … > Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - N Face
 283
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pistol Pete Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Doc Holliday Wall
 383
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Knightline Big Bear South > … > Castle Rock > (c) Castle Rock - Sou…
 67
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Lost Orbit Big Bear North > … > Lost Orbit Rock… > Lost Orbit Rock - E F…
 229
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Doc's Holiday Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Doc Holliday Wall
 213
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Coyotes in the Henhouse Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Claim Jumper Wall
 285
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Arrogant Bastard Big Bear North > … > Pinnacles North > Stone Wall
 57
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Road Crew Big Bear North > … > Lost Orbit Rock… > Lost Orbit Rock - E F…
 81
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Incinerator Big Bear North > … > Central Pinnacles > Incinerator Wall
 118
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
King of the Castle Big Bear South > … > Castle Rock > (b) Castle Rock - S Face
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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