Santee Boulders

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


San Diego’s most popular boulders primarily due to the area’s accessibility, the climbing here consists primarily of crimpy face problems, mantels, and a few cracks. Some top-rope problems exist on the larger boulders, but most will prefer to boulder. Approach is 5 minutes, so a session after school or work is quite doable (the main reason for their popularity). Located in Santee, across Mast Boulevard from West Hills Park, Santee Boulders sits on a conglomerate of privately held parcels.


From San Diego’s Highway 52, take the Mast Boulevard Exit and go east. Park in the West Hills Park parking lot (.5 miles, across the street from the boulders). From Mission Gorge Road in Santee, head North on West Hills Parkway, then East on Mast Blvd.