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Descanso Morning Climb

Haven't been to Descanso and want to try it? Come on out. There are some fun routes from 5.5 to 5.12a. This is a sport climbing area with both lead climbs; and a hike to the top to set top ropes.  This is a great place to get a few climbs in during the morning before it gets too hot.

From the Book:

Directions: Take I-8 east to the Hwy 79 exit and head north (left for you direction-impaired folks). After .75 miles, turn left onto Wildwood Glen Lane. The unmarked trailhead is about 1 mile west; part at a suitable spot nearby. Scramble to feet up the embankment, then follow the steep, sometimes loose trail to the crags. Allow 20 minutes for the approach.

Google Maps:,-116.636187&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x80d9635e50594527:0x5aff27c948ff2023,%2B32%C2%B0+50'+26.43%22,+-116%C2%B0+37'+45.75%22&gl=us&ei=kjdhUPn7NbDxiQ...

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  • Sebastian

    couldnt make it today. I can climb tomorrow and during the week.

    July 27, 2013

  • Tawei

    I don't have any gear, but am happy to give anyone in the north park or Hillcrest area a lift

    July 25, 2013

    • Eric

      Tawei- if you get this message tonight, would you be interested in carpooling? I live in University Heights

      July 26, 2013

  • Eric

    I'll be bringing a rope and some draws.

    July 26, 2013

  • Matt V.

    I (Dana's +1) will be bringing a rope and draws.

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a car if that helps, but no rope or quickdraws. Just visiting from Montreal but climb 5.11

    July 25, 2013

  • Peter M.

    This event is coming up in a couple of days. This is just a reminder, we will meet at the parking area in Descanso at 8:00am. Also, who is planning on bringing gear?

    July 25, 2013

  • Maya B

    I've never been and would love to check it out! I'd also need a ride if I get off the waitlist.

    July 22, 2013

  • Nikki

    I can bring a rope and gear also.

    June 21, 2013

  • Moises

    Would love to check this place put also. I can bring rope and gear

    June 21, 2013

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