Local Climbing

This is a partial list of local crags and their current access status. E-Mail us with your questions or to submit additional information about a specific area on this list.

In the future ACSD hopes to work on establishing climbing access to several climbing areas located on private property. Due to the sensitive nature of these areas, we have excluded these crags from the list. One exception – the Santee Boulders – has been added due to its long climbing history and quasi public nature. Please heed any posted “No Trespassing” signs and respect land owners and their property.

Corte Madera

Corte MaderaStatus: Partial Closure (Mar 1 – Jul 31)
Land Ownership: Cleveland National Forest
Access Issues: Seasonal Raptor Nesting Advisories (Mar-Aug)
Climbing: Multi-Pitch Sport and Trad

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Culp Valley

Culp ValleyStatus: Open
Land Ownership: Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Access Issues: Trail Braiding and Native American Historical Sites
Climbing: Bouldering

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Dixon Lake

Dixon LakeStatus: Open
Land Ownership: City of Escondido
Access Issues: None
Climbing: Single Pitch Trad/Sport/TR Crag

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Dos Cabezas

Dos CabezasStatus: Open
Land Ownership: Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Access Issues: Native American Historical Sites
Climbing: Bouldering, short Top-Rope/Lead problems

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Eagle Peak

Eagle PeakStatus: Partial Closure (Mar 1 – Jul 31)
Land Ownership: Cleveland National Forest
Access Issues: Seasonal Raptor Nesting Advisories
Climbing: Multi-Pitch Sport and Trad

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El Cajon Mountain

El Cajon MountainStatus: Open
Land Ownership: Cleveland National Forest
Access Issues: Bolt Chopping & Rock Vandalism
Climbing: Multi-Pitch Sport and Trad

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Jasper Boulders

Jasper BouldersStatus: Open
Land Ownership: Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Access Issues: None
Climbing: Desert Bouldering

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Mission Gorge

Mission GorgeStatus: Open
Land Ownership: City of San Diego
Access Issues: None at this time
Climbing: Single Pitch Trad/Sport/TR Crag

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Santee Boulders

Santee BouldersStatus: Threatened
Land Ownership: Private
Access Issues: Private Land
Climbing: Granite Bouldering and a few Top-Ropes

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Valley of the Moon

Valley of the MoonStatus: Open
Land Ownership: BLM
Access Issues: Wilderness
Climbing: Sport/Trad Cragging

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