Elevation: 4,026 ft
GPS: 34.593, -119.323 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Alex Bury on May 13, 2018
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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The East Edge, pitch one (photo: Melissa Vilardo).

 Bigcone Canyon is a rugged and mysterious canyon, sitting above the dry washes of the Upper Sespe. More densely foliated than Ladybug, Bigcone is dominated by massive sandstone rock formations and leaning conifers. In front of the canyon sits an old abandoned homestead, adding some grit and character to the dramatic backdrop of sweeping stone and Douglas Fir.
 Bigcone Rock is the most prominent formation; a giant, right-leaning arrowhead of stone, rising high above the forest. The East Edge of Bigcone Rock (5.7 PG, 330ft) is the longest multipitch here, while Bigcone Buttress (5.11, 170ft) contains the toughest, most demanding crack climbing in the area.
Old homestead (photo: Melissa Vilardo)
Photo: Melissa Vilardo 

**Routes currently posted represent only a portion of the established climbs. My aim is to post enough now for folks to get a solid day in at each area. Check back for more updates soon.**

 

Getting There

30-40 minutes.
Park in front of the old homestead, and walk around the left side. Look for a faint trail leading to the creekbed beyond.

Hike down the creekbed a short ways (~5 minutes) until you find the drainage for Bigcone, on the right. Continue up this drainage until you reach the climbing.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bigcone Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
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East Edge
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Edge
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
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