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South San Diego County Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 618'
Location: 32.74169, -116.88571 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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

Getting There 

Major highways in this area are Highway 15 north and south and Highways 52, and 8 that run roughly east and west.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.8 miles from here

559 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',39],['3 Stars',198],['2 Stars',251],['1 Star',63],['Bomb',0]
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Classic Climbing Routes in South San Diego County

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South San Diego County:
Bright Eyes   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 220'   El Cajon Mountain : Blue Sky Wall
Turkey Chute   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 45'   Mission Gorge : Limbo Area
The Tower   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 50'   Mission Gorge : Limbo Area
The Ramp   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock
As the Crow Flies   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 45'   Mission Gorge : Limbo Area
Sam I Am   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Mission Gorge : Middle Earth
Craig's Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 35'   Mission Gorge : Limbo Area
Mission Control   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock
Crack of Dust   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Mission Gorge : Main Wall
Shadowfax   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Mission Gorge : Middle Earth
Meteor   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   El Cajon Mountain : Left Wall
Suzie's Wild Ride   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Mission Gorge : Main Wall
Leonids   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 350'   El Cajon Mountain : Left Wall
Hangman's Climb   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Mission Gorge : Main Wall
Karmic Relief   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   Mission Gorge : Middle Earth
Sunset Streaks   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   Corte Madera : Main Wall
Khazaddum   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 30'   Mission Gorge : Middle Earth
Cruise Line   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   Eagle Peak : Left Wall
Orange Sunshine   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Mission Gorge : Middle Earth
Triton Tower   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 3 pitches, 360'   El Cajon Mountain : Left Wall
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Featured Route For South San Diego County
Rock Climbing Photo: Sweet third pitch

Sunset Streaks 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : San Diego County : ... : Main Wall
Very well bolted climb and would be safe for emerging leader. Route rating is based on hardest single move.P 1 - 100 foot 5.8 P 2 - 100 foot 5.9 P 3 - 90 foot 5.10 P 4 - 60 feet (or so) 5.10 P 5 - 100 foot 5.10There is a variation for the P4 which moves left and crosses over Crap Duster via old pins and then climbs a steep arete to the summit. 5.9+ or 5.10...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Thomas Claiborne
From: San Diego
Mar 22, 2017
I'm based out of here for the season working for the forest service and am looking for a partner on weekends and late afternoons?

Can sport up to 5.10d and trad 5.10a/b. Have a rope and some draws and would love to hit up the area?

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