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El Cariso - Misc Problems

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
1st Problem 
5.7 Finger crack T 
A Bachelor No More S,TR 
Another fun crack 
another warm up 
Big Day At Pink House 
Burn Victim 
El Chorizo 
el diente  
Foot Loose 
Girl in the Curl V1 T 
Her Scar 
Kat, The 
Left mini arete 
Lost and Losing 
Mohawk Kid 
Moose Knuckle  
Nice Warm Up 
no shoots just ladders  
Not So Tight Squeeze  
Off Camber 
Pip-Boy 3000 
Pipe Around 
Pipe Down 
Pizza Face 
Shin Splints 
short off width 
slabby face S,TR 
Slim Jim S,TR 
Switch Hitter 
Un-named 5.9 Slab 
unknown slab S,TR 
unnamed  S 
War for the Sit 
warm up crack 
Washed Out 

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This is a holding page for miscellaneous routes at El Cariso, until individual area or boulder pages are added.

Getting There 

I have sorted the routes left to right, the left most route are nearest the car and the first problems you will encounter. The right most climbs are toward the end of the trail. The unsorted routes are the routes on the other hill to the west again the first climbs are closer to the car.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

40 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in El Cariso - Misc Problems

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for El Cariso - Misc Problems:
Elysia    V1 5     Boulder   
Pizza Face   V1+ 5     Boulder   
Goomba   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Pipe Around   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   
El Chorizo   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   
unknown slab   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Slim Jim   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
slabby face   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR   
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By Joe Wachter
Apr 15, 2017
Decided to finally make it out here to boulder today. Right as were leaving the dirt turn out where we parked we caught the attention of the Rangers/Fire fighters at the station that the trail now "goes through". After explaining to them what we were there to do (they were confused because apparantly NOBODY climbs out there) they told us they were cool with us exploring and trying some boulders but we were NOT to approach them by walking up the service road towards the electrical equipment that the original post says is the approach. They told to find a wash or small trial that runs perpendicular to the service road and to basically stay as far away as possible from any type of man-made structure. Fun boulders and even more unfound potential.
By Robbie N
Apr 23, 2017
I was here this afternoon (4/23/17) and also caught the attention of a cop and some firefighters who told us not to enter this area via the gate. They were really cool about it and told us to use an alternate path about 100' down the road since they would be liable if we got hurt entering via their property.

GPS coordinates for the alternate path are 33.646703,-117.443247

Me and a couple friends spent the morning here trying out a few of the easier routes and had a blast. There are shrubs pretty much everywhere so wear long pants or be prepared to leave with more than a few scratches. I got the GPS coordinates for a handful of routes and will be adding them to the individual pages.

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