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ctmeg


Aug 24, 2007, 8:45 PM
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Sport climbing near UCSD?  (North_America: United_States: California: San_Diego_County)
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Ok so is there any good sport climbing near UCSD? Give me your honest opinion- how long it takes to get there/ quality/ quantity/ difficulty? I am applying to graduate school there and, although it won't ultimately make or break my decision, it could make or break my day....


brutal honesty is all i ask for.


trenchdigger


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San Diego isn't exactly a sport climbing mecca, but there's some fun stuff around town. Some of these areas are threatened with closure. Read more about it at http://www.alliedclimbers.org.

El Cajon Mountain - 30 min drive from UCSD, 1hr approach; 5.6 to 5.12+, mostly sport, up to 5 pitches.

Pitch 5 of Commander, 5.12a




Being and Nothingness (Pitch 4) 5.11


Triton (Pitch 2) 5.10b



Eagle Peak - 1 hour drive, 30 minute approach; 5.9-5.12, mostly sport, up to 3 pitches

Soy Chango - 5.11b


Crazy Horse - pitch 1 5.12b


Crazy Horse - pitch 3 5.11a


Prime Rib - 5.12b


Corte Madera - 1.5 hr drive, 30 minute approach; mostly sport, to 3 pitches.

Valley of the Moon - 1.5 hr drive (with 30 min of 4x4 road); Sport and some trad, mostly single pitch.

Then of course, there's Mission Gorge which pretty much sucks, but it's close - 15-20min from UCSD. It's decent for some training, but it's no destination.

~Adam~


ctmeg


Aug 27, 2007, 8:01 PM
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whoa those pictures are pretty rad... i haven't done more than 2 pitches of sport at a time, that kinda looks enticing...


shredude


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try Mission Gorge. lots of short sport routes. Check this web sight for route info.


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