Santa Ana Mountains Rock Climbing
Graffiti clean up at Ortega
The Santa Ana Mountains are the eastern boundary of the Los Angeles basin. They are peaked by the "Saddleback" formation of Santiago and Modjeska Peaks, both over 4,000 feet in elevation. The crest of the range forms part of the border between Orange and Riverside Counties. Most of the public land here is part of the Cleveland National Forest
It has range has some good bouldering areas, including the two best known, El Cariso and Ortega Falls. A few crags here also have small single pitch roped routes, but overall rock here is short.
Drive to Orange County
Weather station 11.0 miles from here
116 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',33],['2 Stars',54],['1 Star',20],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Santa Ana Mountains
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Santa Ana Mountains:
Featured Route For Santa Ana Mountains
By Brian Chastain
Jun 21, 2015
Not to be a jerk but SoCal is my home and Clevland Ntl Forest or any mountains surrounding OC are not prime in June as this graph above indicates. In fact, it may be close to the poorest time to climb. Try full on winter time.