Santee Boulders – San Diego, California
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Santee Boulders is probably the closest real climbing destination from downtown San Diego. It takes just 20 minutes to get there from the city, and it’s filled with moderate to good quality granite climbs. That’s the “good”. There are a couple “bad” that will keep me from ever returning to this destination… There is broken glass on the trail and around many of the boulders. I trust that this wasn’t the climbing community that trashed this park, but rather some underage partiers who needed a place to drink. Regardless, I had to be cautious to not step on any while barefoot. Also, there is graffiti spray painted on many of the boulders. Again, probably not the climbing community here that did this. It really subtracts from the beauty of it though.
One peculiar thing, and I’m not sure whether this is a good or bad thing to be honest, was that they don’t use the Hueco bouldering grade system for their problems. All of the routes had YDS grades, and they felt quite stiff. I wasn’t really sure what I was climbing… Not getting wrapped up in the numbers felt quite relaxing.
Just another beautiful day, enjoy:
PS: I’m going a little out of order here. I’ll catch up with Vegas, Joshua Tree, and the San Diego Zoo soon