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Big Bear South Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,647'
Location: 34.22365, -116.96971 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This details all of the various crags centered around the southern side of Big Bear Lake, the largest town in the area.

Getting There 

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

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.7 miles from here

118 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',33],['2 Stars',50],['1 Star',29],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',12],['5.8',11],['5.9',14],['5.10',40],['5.11',17],['5.12',8],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',5],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Big Bear South

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Bear South:
Pantshitter Splitter   V-easy 3 X     Boulder, 15'   Castle Rock Area : Castle Rock Boulders
The Sphynx   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - Southwest Fac...
Scratch and Sniff   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Black Bluff - North Face : Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Black Tower Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - East Face
Crossbow   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - Southeast Fac...
The Turret   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - Southwest Fac...
Black Bart   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Black Bluff - North Face : Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Aurora Borealis   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Black Bluff - North Face : Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Ball and Chain   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - Southwest Fac...
Knightline   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - Southeast Fac...
Shooting Star   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Black Bluff - North Face : Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Social D   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Black Bluff - North Face : Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Castle Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South Face
Kaleidescope   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Arctic Temple
The Roofs   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South Face
Slap and Tickle   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Black Bluff : Black Bluff - West Face
Powder Finger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Black Bluff - North Face : Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Trout Fishing in America   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Fisherman's Buttress : Fisherman's Buttress - East...
Exodus   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Black Bluff - North Face : Black Bluff - N. Face (Left...
Black and Tan   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Black Bluff : Black Bluff - West Face
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Big Bear South

Featured Route For Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: Parker Fagrelius starting up.

Aurora Borealis 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Singer is justified in calling this one of the best 5.9 crack climbs in the SBs. It is a wonderful climb in a wonderful setting - nice and athletic with great moves up fine grained granite.Work your way up the off width inside the flake, flakes and holds on the right prove most useful. The crux comes next with a hand traverse onto to a ledge on the left (very nice). Now follow the crack up over a couple of overlaps to the business. A splitter crack snakes it way up the face, but features to the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Big Bear South Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Turret (5.8) at Castle Rock, Big Bear Lake.
The Turret (5.8) at Castle Rock, Big Bear Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: I'm speechless.
I'm speechless.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bluff Lake Reserve Map, Big Bear South
Bluff Lake Reserve Map, Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: Winter is a state of mind, Big Bear South
Winter is a state of mind, Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: Rocks and trees on the edge of the meadow east of ...
Rocks and trees on the edge of the meadow east of ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Derelict cabin on the north east end of Bluff Lake...
Derelict cabin on the north east end of Bluff Lake...
Rock Climbing Photo: Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail Marker, Big Bear Sou...
Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail Marker, Big Bear Sou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Big Bear Lake from near Castle Grey Skull, Big Bea...
Big Bear Lake from near Castle Grey Skull, Big Bea...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lovely Bluff Lake, winter 2014, a few days after a...
Lovely Bluff Lake, winter 2014, a few days after a...
Rock Climbing Photo: Prickly Poppy (Argemone munita), Big Bear South
Prickly Poppy (Argemone munita), Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: Ponderosa Pine bark detail, Big Bear South
Ponderosa Pine bark detail, Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: Blasted boulder along the Siberia Creek Trail, Big...
Blasted boulder along the Siberia Creek Trail, Big...
Rock Climbing Photo: Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear South
Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: Champion Lodgepole Pine sign, Big Bear South
Champion Lodgepole Pine sign, Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail, Big Bear South
Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail, Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear South
Siberia Creek Trail, Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: A fabulous fiery sunset, Big Bear South
A fabulous fiery sunset, Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: Bluff Lake when dry, November 2014.
Bluff Lake when dry, November 2014.
Rock Climbing Photo: Siberia Creek Trail, winter 2013.
Siberia Creek Trail, winter 2013.
Rock Climbing Photo: A helpful map of the area, Big Bear South
A helpful map of the area, Big Bear South
Rock Climbing Photo: Lovely Bluff Lake.
Lovely Bluff Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: Single set of tracks leading away from the Champio...
Single set of tracks leading away from the Champio...
Rock Climbing Photo: Delamar Mountain from the Skyline Trail (2N10), Bi...
Delamar Mountain from the Skyline Trail (2N10), Bi...

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By Chris Owen
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From: Big Bear Lake
Oct 11, 2012
Anyone tried Black Diamond Tavern ?

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