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Big Bear North Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,412'
Location: 34.29838, -116.90315 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 30, 2014
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Description 

This details all of the various crags centered around the northern side of Big Bear Lake.

Getting There 

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

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.4 miles from here

459 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',102],['2 Stars',228],['1 Star',119],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',49],['5.7',44],['5.8',43],['5.9',51],['5.10',166],['5.11',46],['5.12',11],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',31],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Big Bear North

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Bear North:
Gold Standard   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Central Pinnacles : Gold Wall
Bye Crackie   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Central Pinnacles : Coyote Crag
Coyotes at Sunset   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Central Pinnacles : Coyote Crag
Shoot at Will   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Central Pinnacles : Tombstone Pit
Black Magic Poodle   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Central Pinnacles : Coyote Crag
Golden Poodle   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Central Pinnacles : Coyote Crag
Claim Jumper   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Central Pinnacles : Claim Jumper Wall
One Armed Bandit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Central Pinnacles : Claim Jumper Wall
Vertical Epic   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pinnacles North : Stone Wall
Powder Keg   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Motherlode Rock : Motherlode Rock - North Fac...
Ricochet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Central Pinnacles : Pistol Whipped Wall
Pistol Pete   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Central Pinnacles : Doc Holliday Wall
Tombstone Shadow   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Central Pinnacles : Tombstone Pit
Lost Orbit   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Lost Orbit Rock : Lost Orbit Rock - East Face
Mighty Quinn   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Motherlode Rock : Motherlode Rock - West Face
Doc's Holiday   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Central Pinnacles : Doc Holliday Wall
Coyotes in the Henhouse   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Central Pinnacles : Claim Jumper Wall
Long Arm of The Law   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Motherlode Rock : Motherlode Rock - West Face
Lunar Eclipse   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Lost Orbit Rock : Lost Orbit Rock - East Face
The Incinerator   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Central Pinnacles : Incinerator Wall
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Featured Route For Big Bear North
Rock Climbing Photo: Pete on Vertical Epic (5.10a), Holcomb Valley Pinn...

Vertical Epic 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Stone Wall
Interesting face climbing up a vertical face littered with positive holds that goes over several small roofs/overlaps to a finish up a flared corner system. It ends on a spacious ledge with anchors and great view of the surrounding area. Perhaps the best route of it's grade at the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Big Bear North Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Quartzite Crags from Hwy 18, Big Bear North
Quartzite Crags from Hwy 18, Big Bear North
Rock Climbing Photo: Big Bear Solar Observatory, Big Bear North
Big Bear Solar Observatory, Big Bear North
Rock Climbing Photo: Roadside sign for Fawn Park, Fawnskin
Roadside sign for Fawn Park, Fawnskin
Rock Climbing Photo: Burned trees along 2N13, Big Bear North
Burned trees along 2N13, Big Bear North
Rock Climbing Photo: Fall colors along Polique Canyon Road (2N09), Big ...
Fall colors along Polique Canyon Road (2N09), Big ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Discovery Center, Big Bear North
Discovery Center, Big Bear North
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber near the top of Pistol Pete (5.10a...
Unknown climber near the top of Pistol Pete (5.10a...
Rock Climbing Photo: Van Dusen Canyon Road (3N09), Big Bear North
Van Dusen Canyon Road (3N09), Big Bear North
Rock Climbing Photo: Horses grazing at the Hitchcock Ranch, Holcomb Val...
Horses grazing at the Hitchcock Ranch, Holcomb Val...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cactus Flats Area from Hwy 18, Big Bear North
Cactus Flats Area from Hwy 18, Big Bear North
Rock Climbing Photo: Road to HVP, December 22, 2013
Road to HVP, December 22, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking east on 3N07 in Holcomb Valley, Big Bear N...
Looking east on 3N07 in Holcomb Valley, Big Bear N...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lucky Baldwin Stamp Mill, Big Bear North
Lucky Baldwin Stamp Mill, Big Bear North
Rock Climbing Photo: Mitsubishi Cushenbury Site and Hwy 18, Big Bear No...
Mitsubishi Cushenbury Site and Hwy 18, Big Bear No...
Rock Climbing Photo: Summer storm and rainbow, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Summer storm and rainbow, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Rock Climbing Photo: Mining claim marker, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Mining claim marker, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Rock Climbing Photo: Lucky Baldwin Stamp Mill overlooking Baldwin Lake,...
Lucky Baldwin Stamp Mill overlooking Baldwin Lake,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Holcomb Valley Pinnacles from 3N16, Big Bear North
Holcomb Valley Pinnacles from 3N16, Big Bear North

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