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North San Diego County Rock Climbing 

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Crucible at sunset. Side view of its overhang

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The area basically north of Highway 52 that somewhat divides the county.

Getting There 

Major highways in this area are Highway 15 north and south and Highways 67, 76, 78, 52 that run roughly east and west.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

688 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',55],['3 Stars',269],['2 Stars',271],['1 Star',88],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in North San Diego County

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North San Diego County:
Moon as My Witness    V2-3 5+     Boulder   Mount Woodson : Hanging Garden area
Red Stagger   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 13'   Mount Woodson : The Missing Link Area
The Fake Eppulator   V7- 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Mount Woodson : Jaws Boulder Area
Elsa's Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 20'   Mount Woodson : Poison Oak Boulder Area
Milkbar   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 35'   Mount Woodson : Milkbar Boulder
Baby Robbins   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0- 4-     Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Mount Woodson : Jaws Boulder Area
Big Grunt   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 30'   Mount Woodson : Poison Oak Boulder Area
Robbins Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 35'   Mount Woodson : Robbins Boulder
Rockwork Orange   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 25'   Mount Woodson : Rockwork Orange Boulder
Yoav Crack 1   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 30'   Mount Woodson : The Yoav Cracks
Crucible   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 25'   Mount Woodson : The Summit Area
Dragon Arete   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     TR, 25'   Mount Woodson : The Summit Area
The Cave   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 20'   Mount Woodson : The Cave Area
Jaws   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c V1 5     Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Mount Woodson : Jaws Boulder Area
Cat Crack   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 45'   Mount Woodson : Rexrodes
Hard as Nails   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 30'   Mount Woodson : Seminar Wall Area
Uncertainty Principle   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR, 35'   Mount Woodson : Uncertainty Principle Area
Mother Superior   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 22'   Mount Woodson : Mother Superior Boulder
Welcome Home   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     TR, 1 pitch, 25'   Mount Woodson : California Night Area
Welcome to Rubidoux   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     TR, 50'   Mount Woodson : Poison Oak Boulder Area
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Rock Climbing Photo: Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice V5 6C  CA : San Diego County : ... : Hanging Garden area
Stand Start (left of large piece of rock that has fallen out) Powerful under cling moves and bad smearing feet lead you to a reasonable hold on the right side of the crack and a committing move to a jug further up the left side of the crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of North San Diego County Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Nomad Ventures, Escondido
Nomad Ventures, Escondido
Rock Climbing Photo: Mother Earth Brew Company, Vista
Mother Earth Brew Company, Vista
Rock Climbing Photo: The X Crack!!!!
The X Crack!!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Beach bouldering at Table Tops!!!
Beach bouldering at Table Tops!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Repairing the Old!!!
Repairing the Old!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Genentech, Oceanside
Genentech, Oceanside
Rock Climbing Photo: Prana HQ, Vista
Prana HQ, Vista

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