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Areas in Big Bear South

Arctic Temple 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Black Bluff 21 / 4 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 27
Bluff Mesa CG (Little Tibet) 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Castle Rock Area 24 / 6 / 4 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 35
Fisherman's Buttress Area 7 / 17 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25
Forest Road 2N86 5 / 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Siberia Creek 2 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Sleepy Bear and Nightmare Towers 4 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 7,647 ft
GPS: 34.224, -116.97 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 30, 2014
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This details all of the various crags centered around the southern side of Big Bear Lake, the largest town in the area.

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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 South

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
The Sphynx
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Scratch and Sniff
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Black Tower Crack
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Turret
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Black Bart
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Aurora Borealis
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ball and Chain
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Knightline
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Social D
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shooting Star
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Castle Crack
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Slap and Tickle
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
The Roofs
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Trout Fishing in America
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Exodus
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Sphynx Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwest Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Scratch and Sniff Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N Face > Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side) 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Black Tower Crack Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - E Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Turret Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwest Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Black Bart Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N Face > Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Aurora Borealis Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N Face > Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Ball and Chain Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwest Face 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Knightline Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southeast Face 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Social D Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N Face > Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Shooting Star Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N Face > Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Castle Crack Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - S Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Slap and Tickle Black Bluff > Black Bluff - W Face 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
The Roofs Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - S Face 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Trout Fishing in America Fisherman's Buttr… > Fisherman's Buttress > Fisherman's Buttress - E Face 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Exodus Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N Face > Black Bluff - N. Face (Left Side) 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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