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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 7, 2007
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The Area 

This is one of the bigger boulders seen from the entrance to Santee, split by a big offwidth crack sightly right of center.

Getting There 

Approach up an obvious path from Mast Blvd.

Climbing Season

For the Santee Boulders area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Offwidth Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Offwidth Rock:
Undercling   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 20'   
Offwidth Problem   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0-1 4+     Boulder, 20'   
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Featured Route For Offwidth Rock

Offwidth Problem 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0-1 4+  California : San Diego County : ... : Offwidth Rock
Climb the offwidth crack using hand stacks to gain a solid hand jam and reach the chockstone. Once standing on the ledge continue up the face (easy climbing 5.7) to gain the top. You can always opt to tunnel through to the other side if you don't feel like committing. You will be wiggling like a worm through this section, just don't get stuck! A whole lot of adventure here for a boulder problem. Highly recommended.This climb will be harder to start if you ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By mschlocker
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 18, 2008
I just tried the offwidth for the first time today after climbing Santee for a few years. Probably not often done, this climb was such a blast I did it twice in a row.

I may have cheated using a long reach to start this climb, but the finish is what made it stand out to me. You start up the offwidth and finish through a cave of sorts where I got stuck both times. What an adventure for a boulder problem!
By G.McCay
From: Galloway, NJ
Jul 19, 2010
You escaped through the cave after the offwidth? Lol, that's the retreat if you decide not to take on the committing topout above! Next time you'll have to finish it. Not that you'll have any problem but thought I'd add: we caught a gal on two pads that bailed while reaching for the finishing jug above the face! Thank God she didn't whack her head on the ledge on the way down! She was okay though.

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