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The Lions Den Rock Climbing 

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Location: 33.25649, -117.11215 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Joshua Reinig on Apr 2, 2014
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  • Description 

    Lions Den is a great little satellite crag found to the east of the Main Wall. Easy approach, shorter less serious climbs, make this area very convenient. Unfortunately there are only a handful of routes.
    Southeast facing so it goes into afternoon shade a little bit earlier.

    Getting There 

    Continue past call box parking area on Old Castle Road East uphill, until first large obvious switchback in the road cuts you back right.
    Park at either large turnout at this first switchback. Cliff is easily seen to the north almost right off the road. From here or even as you drive by the rock formation you will see a very obvious splitter hand/finger crack about 30 feet in length. Follow dirt road up left side of ravine 200 yards, cut left up to Cliff.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 5.1 miles from here

    3 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Featured Route For The Lions Den

    Legand of the Puma 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : San Diego County : ... : The Lions Den
    Super clean technical face, crux comes low but entire climb is somewhat sustained....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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