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The Grinding Stones Cirque

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Big Orange Block AKA The Spear Head. , The 
Indian Village Boulder, The 
Little Gray Block AKA The Tomahawk, The 

The Grinding Stones Cirque Rock Climbing 

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Location: 32.82403, -117.0529 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Grinding Stone Cirque as seen fro Middle Earth.

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The most conveniently located boulders in the park with over 18 legit problems. Traverses, sit starts high ball and low, the Grinding Stones have a little of everything.

Getting There 

Located at south climbers loop trail head, off Father Junipero Trail. Same trailhead as to Middle Earth.

Climbing Season

For the Mission Gorge area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Grinding Stones Cirque

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Grinding Stones Cirque:
Old School Problem 1   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0- 4-     Boulder, 15'   The Big Orange Block AKA Th...
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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  CA : San Diego County : ... : The Big Orange Block AKA Th...
Super classic arête climb with sporty roof encounter....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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