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Easy San Diego cragging?

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Looking for some low impact cragging for the girlfriend within a couple hours of San Diego...

 

Thanks, and happy holidays y'all!

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You've got Tahquitz/Suicide like ~2 hrs out, or Mt. Woodson or Santee for great bouldering (Woodson has some leads/trs too though short)

Jtree is only 2.5 hours away...

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In winter, rule out Tahquitz/Suicide and in any season the area may not pass the "low impact cragging" criteria. JTree would be fine but bone up before you go. rockclimbing.com and mountainproject.com are good resources.

 

Some research, planning and good judgment ahead of time will help keep your relationship intact on a low impact cragging outing. Trust me.

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Yeah, just checked the temps at Tahquitz-- 40's & 50's. That just might register on the "What the hell are you trying to do to me" o-meter. Liking J-tree more and more...

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Don't expect to understand that place first go. Choose locations easy to find (i.e. close to the road). Sometimes at JTree the crux is finding your crag and getting to it. It is a fantastic place though and you will not be disappointed.

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Oops forgot its winter...! Good luck at Jtree, a friend was just there for his first time and had an absolute blast!

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El Cajon Mountain is a sweet multi pitch sport crag very close to San Diego. TONS of routes up to 5 pitches.

Eagle Peak is another multil pitch sport crag about an hour and a half away. Very good climbing.

Have fun!

 

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Yeah, what Ross said.

 

Also consider:

>bouldering at Boomer Beach in La Jolla during low tide - grainy crappy sandstone but a nice place to chill out.

>Mission Gorge - unusual metamorphosed rock, good low key cragging, lots in the 5.7 to 5.11 range with some outliers on the scale

>bouldering at Rainbow if someone local like Ross can hook you up with a key, really splendid stuff with an excellent view

>Woodson has some of the best short cracks anywhere, but most aren't low key girlfriend routes if that's what you're looking for

>Santee is great face climbing bouldering, but if your tips aren't calloused you might be limited

 

Jtree is three hours, a bit much for a day trip, Tahquitz & Suicide may be really cold, & Canon Tajo in Baja would require a little local knowledge to get to and find the routes. Big Rock near Lake Perris is entertaining for a day, there should be a thread floating around Supertopo on that crag.

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Yeah, what Ross said.

 

Also consider:

>bouldering at Boomer Beach in La Jolla during low tide - grainy crappy sandstone but a nice place to chill out.

>Mission Gorge - unusual metamorphosed rock, good low key cragging, lots in the 5.7 to 5.11 range with some outliers on the scale

>bouldering at Rainbow if someone local like Ross can hook you up with a key, really splendid stuff with an excellent view

>Woodson has some of the best short cracks anywhere, but most aren't low key girlfriend routes if that's what you're looking for

>Santee is great face climbing bouldering, but if your tips aren't calloused you might be limited

 

Jtree is three hours, a bit much for a day trip, Tahquitz & Suicide may be really cold, & Canon Tajo in Baja would require a little local knowledge to get to and find the routes. Big Rock near Lake Perris is entertaining for a day, there should be a thread floating around Supertopo on that crag.

 

Thanks for the tips on places to go in so cal, looking forward to checking out some of these places

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