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Elevation: 949 ft
GPS: 34.051, -117.796 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: James Roe on May 2, 2015
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

This deserted hill is located right off of Mission Road. No obvious trails have been established, making hiking somewhat of a pain. It is almost always sunny, but trees near the climbing locations provide plenty of shade between attempts. Although there is plenty of potential for this undeveloped area, much of the rock on the hill is pure choss, and the hill itself is almost entirely unexplored. Only a few FA's have been set, and a large granite wall roughly 50 feet long and ranging from 10 to 25 feet high provides many hopeful bouldering problems.

Getting There

From the 57 Freeway, exit at Temple Ave and head East. Take the first light going left onto Mission Blvd, following the road for just a minute until you reach Sorrento Dr. Turn left onto Sorrento Dr and park along the street. A gate says Road End, but directly to the left is a small hill leading behind the housing complex named Via Moreno. Take the cement walkway behind the housing to the opening next to the road. This is where you turn left, making your way up the hill side. The climbable rock is within eyesight, located with a patch of trees, roughly a third of the way up the hill.

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As reminder, this area is almost completely total choss. The highest quality rock is ok at best. This is not a destination area but it does have real rocks which is better than nothing if you live in the area. It might be worth bringing a top rope and some stakes to use as anchors on top of the Main Wall if you do not like high ball climbing. A TR might give you the confidence to try climbing on the crumbling rock. Eye protection isn't a bad idea if you want to play on the really loose stuff.

There are a few really easy and a few hard things so anyone could do something. Nov 14, 2015

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