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The Big Orange Block AKA The Spear Head.

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The Big Orange Block AKA The Spear Head.  Rock Climbing 


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Location: 32.82402, -117.0529 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The classic old-school roadside boulder to all of the park. This one rock has more history than I can talk about given the amount of space.
It also boasts a number of old-school slab and steep face climbs. Rock type consists of both qualities found at the Gorge super super polished gray and extremely textured orange.

Getting There 

From South climbers loop trail head parking follow loop up hill 50 yards boulder is obvious large orange boulder on left. Visible from road.

Climbing Season

For the Mission Gorge area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Big Orange Block AKA The Spear Head.

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Big Orange Block AKA The Spear Head. :
Old School Problem 1   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0- 4-     Boulder, 15'   
Old School Problem 2 AKA South Arête.    5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the South Arête.

Old School Problem 2 AKA South Arête. 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c V3 6A  California : San Diego County : ... : The Big Orange Block AKA Th...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Big Orange Block as seen from road.
BETA PHOTO: Big Orange Block as seen from road.

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