San Jacinto Mountains Rock Climbing
Mountain Lilac and bee, San Jacinto Mountains
The San Jacinto Mountains are found nestled just south of Interstate 10, near the town of Palm Springs. Although these mountains have been known for many years to climbers due to its most popular destination, Tahquitz and Suicide
(which are found elsewhere on this site), a variety of other areas are becoming discovered and frequented as gems in their own right.
The rock here is granite, with the friction ranging from smooth-nice-for-your-hands feel to grittier-tear-your-skin-apart quality.
Since the San Jacinto Mountains are mostly at 6000' or higher (Mt Jacinto itself is 10,670 feet), this area is mostly a Spring through Fall destination.
Some notable areas are Black Mountain
and The Tramway
bouldering stomping grounds.
Most climbing areas can be accessed using Interstate 10 and Highway 243.
Weather station 2.8 miles from here
770 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',56],['3 Stars',189],['2 Stars',281],['1 Star',201],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in San Jacinto Mountains
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for San Jacinto Mountains:
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Manzanita woman, South Ridge
Lyra determined not to be a dead bug (photo by A. ...
Wild Rose (Rosa californica), San Jacinto Mountain...
Lake Fulmor, San Jacinto Mountains
South Ridge granite detail
Mt. San Jacinto towering in the clouds. Photo by B...
PCT trail sign on the north slope, Black Mountain
One Hour Rock, San Jacinto Mountains
Garner Valley, San Jacinto Mountains
Fall colors along Hwy 243, San Jacinto Mountains
Looking southeast from South Ridge, Idyllwild
Grinding holes at Lake Fulmor, San Jacinto Mountai...
Crazy Coyote Tacos, Banning Pass Area
The Speed-of-Light Monument, Pine Cove
The view from the Tram, San Jacinto Mtns
Mt. San Jacinto from the I10 rest stop
Fall colors near Lake Fulmor, San Jacinto Mountain...
Kaufman Crag, San Jacinto Mountains
Lake Hemet from the flanks of Thomas Mountain, San...
Bay Tree Spring, San Jacinto Mountains
Nomad Ventures, Idyllwild
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