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SE Ridge

SE Ridge

SE Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 33.27386°N / 116.42075°W

Object Title: SE Ridge

Route Type: Hiking, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Winter

Time Required: Half a day

Rock Difficulty: Class 3

Difficulty: Easy class 3

Grade: II

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Page By: harryquach

Created/Edited: Apr 9, 2010 / Apr 9, 2010

Object ID: 611778

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This route starts at the day use parking area for the Borrego Palm Canyon trail. From the parking area go cross country to the bottom of a prominent ridge not to far away.

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The climbing up the ridge is mostly class two with a few class three 3 moves. The right side of the ridge is easier than the left. It takes around an hour to crest the initial ridge.


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From the top of this ridge the route levels off and the remainder of the ridge can be seen. There are many ups and downs along this part of the ride until it becomes steeper near the end. The climbing is mostly class two, there are a few places with class 4 moves for fun (although they can be avoided).


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The most difficult part of this route is near the end. The ridge is steep and does not relent. There are a few class three moves required to bypass large rocks along the ridge. A few places feature sharp drops on both sides of the ridge. At the top of this ridge There is a metal pole and it is only a short ways to the summit. The climbing turns to hiking and you lose maybe 100 feet to a saddle. The final hike is class two to the summit.


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From the summit you can either take the standard route to Borrego Palm Canyon or descend the way you came up.

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Essential Gear

Shoes you can both hike and scramble over rock with, also you may want gloves for the rock

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