Elevation: 7,647 ft
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Description

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

Getting There

Please see the individual area pages for more detailed approach information.

133 Total Climbs

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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
 27
The Sphynx
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 34
Black Tower Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Scratch and Sniff
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
The Turret
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Black Bart
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Aurora Borealis
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 34
Ball and Chain
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 39
Knightline
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Social D
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Shooting Star
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Slap and Tickle
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
The Roofs
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Powder Finger
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Trout Fishing in America
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Black and Tan
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Sphynx Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwe…
 27
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Black Tower Crack Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - E Face
 34
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Scratch and Sniff Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N… > Black Bluff - N Face…
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Turret Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwe…
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Black Bart Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N… > Black Bluff - N Face…
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Aurora Borealis Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N… > Black Bluff - N Face…
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Ball and Chain Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southwe…
 34
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Knightline Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - Southea…
 39
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Social D Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N… > Black Bluff - N Face…
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Shooting Star Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N… > Black Bluff - N Face…
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Slap and Tickle Black Bluff > Black Bluff - W Face
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
The Roofs Castle Rock Area > Castle Rock > Castle Rock - S Face
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Powder Finger Black Bluff > Black Bluff - N… > Black Bluff - N Face…
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Trout Fishing in America Fisherman's But… > Fisherman's But… > Fisherman's Buttress…
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Black and Tan Black Bluff > Black Bluff - W Face
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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