Angeles National Forest Rock Climbing
The Angeles National Forest, and its neighboring areas, encompass most of the San Gabriel Mountain range. It is home to trad, sport climbing and bouldering venues. Elevations rise to 10,000 feet at the summit of Mount San Antonio, providing a scenic alpine-like setting with ideal summer conditions for Southern California's ever-growing climbing population.
Some routes here are in designated wilderness areas, where bolting is prohibited. You can find some current information at the Angeles National Forest website
Most areas are accessed via the Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) at the city of La Canada Flintridge from the west. Access from San Bernardino County from the east is currently unavailable due to the closure of the Angeles Crest Highway west of Wrightwood.
Weather station 6.0 miles from here
466 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',142],['2 Stars',176],['1 Star',100],['Bomb',9]
Classic Climbing Routes in Angeles National Forest
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Angeles National Forest:
Featured Route For Angeles National Forest
The Wave V1 5
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Blank Generation Boulder
Start at the bottom right of the problem. You'll see holds on the undercling. Work left. getting out from under the wave can be a little tricky. there's two "ok" holds up top. watch your swing. you'll want a good spotter on the boulder behind the wave to catch you if needed. the landing will be really bad if you fall. having someone there to pull you back to the other boulder is ideal. then throw a heel over the far left side and mantle over the top. the holds are good and you'll stick i...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Jordan Ramey
From: Calgary, Alberta
Jul 14, 2008
Roped climbing illegal in the Angeles National Forest? I certainly don't believe it, but some guy was harrased for it and threatened to be ticketed. Check out the thread on SuperTopo:
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
May 6, 2014
A US District Court Judge, Terry Hatter, Jr., citing a 2012 federal appeals decision in Arizona has ruled against the US Forest Service Adventure Pass fees in Southern California. The federal judge has ruled that visitors to Southern California's four national forests DO NOT need to buy an Adventure Pass, if they are only hiking and do not use Forest facilities. What the rangers and/or ticket issuers can't do is just assume that anyone who is parked at a trailhead is using the facilities and issue a citation.