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Big Bear North Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 34.28877, -116.91959 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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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 2.7 miles from here

458 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',102],['2 Stars',221],['1 Star',124],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',50],['5.7',42],['5.8',44],['5.9',51],['5.10',166],['5.11',45],['5.12',11],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',21],['V2-3',20],['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:
Psychedelic Sluice   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Motherlode Rock : Motherlode Rock - East Face
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
Supercalibelgolistic   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Pinnacles North : Stone Wall
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
Ricochet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Central Pinnacles : Pistol Whipped Wall
Claim Jumper   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Central Pinnacles : Claim Jumper Wall
Vertical Epic   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pinnacles North : Stone Wall
One Armed Bandit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Central Pinnacles : Claim Jumper Wall
Powder Keg   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Motherlode Rock : Motherlode Rock - North Fac...
Pistol Pete   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Central Pinnacles : Doc Holliday Wall
Lost Orbit   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Lost Orbit Rock : Lost Orbit Rock - East 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
Arrogant Bastard   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pinnacles North : Stone Wall
The Incinerator   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Central Pinnacles : Incinerator Wall
Road Crew   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Lost Orbit Rock : Lost Orbit Rock - East Face
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Featured Route For Big Bear North
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Donnely leading Ricochet.

Ricochet 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Pistol Whipped Wall
This is the left-most bolted line on the Pistol Whipped Wall and despite first appearances goes at a moderate grade. The route starts on a short right-slanting ramp system that leads to a flake and then up past several horizontals to reach a steep headwall capped by a slanting dike. Well protected with an airy feel, this is a good warm-up for the harder lines here and is a recommended climb for the grade at this area. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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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