Why should I move to San Diego?

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Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 17, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
Do you have one of those rhymes for Temecula?

Are you razzing me Kos? Geez, you're like a Heckler from Temecula. (yeah, I know, strained at best). Don't ask about Murietta.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 17, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
pittsburg?
talk about a place detroit wishes it were...

I'd say that was spot on.
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
May 17, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
San Diego is popular and being popular has its drawbacks. Crowds, expensive, shallow people. But it's like Yosemite Valley (or "the ditch" as the cool kids call it). You can focus on the negative. Or focus on the positive and learn how to avoid a lot of the negative aspects.

Tijuana is a cesspool, but a fun cesspool. Just a warning if you cross the border. The further south you head in Baja the nicer it will get. If you've ever been to Niagara Falls it's similar, but the f*#ked up thing is that Canada is nice and the US is all run down and shitty.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 17, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
A small part of obscure San Diego:

A piece of the steep and the deep
A piece of the steep and the deep
Credit: The Warbler

That rock looks weird, but it's as good as granite gets...

San Diego's big three:

Corte Madera
Corte Madera
Credit: The Warbler

El Cajon Mtn
El Cajon Mtn
Credit: The Warbler

Eagle Peak from Boulder Creek
Eagle Peak from Boulder Creek
Credit: The Warbler

Eagle Peak main wall - 500 ft high in the center
Eagle Peak main wall - 500 ft high in the center
Credit: The Warbler

Psilocyborg

climber
May 17, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
I like the inland empire. Menifee, Hemet, Lake Elsinore ect..

4 hours to lone pine, and an hour to everything else in So Cal.

Fake plastic people leave. They go to SD, OC, or LA like a moth to a flame. There is an enclave of fake plastic people, but we keep them locked up in Canyon Lake.

Smog, crime, and traffic, but cheapest rent in so cal, and people are real.

WBraun

climber
May 17, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
Warbler always finds all the good stuff.

He has hawk eyes .....
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
May 17, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
Kind, too. Not everyone will tolerate being called a bubble boy. :-)

DMT
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 17, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Hey, it's not my fault I was born in La Jolla 100 yds from the Pacific Ocean in the same hospital my dad was born in. I love San Diego - I didn't appreciate it growing up, but I do now. It's expensive to live by the beach, but if you do good work, people who live here and have money will pay good wages.

I don't really understand why SD is so overlooked by climbers on a national level. Could be partly because it's in the corner of the country, and the beach lifestyle is definitely the dominant culture. There is so much rock here it's incredible, and the local mountains might only reach 6,000 ft, but they're gorgeous. The desert is awesome too. San Diego's backcountry is wild as can be if you get away from the few highways that pass through it. Next to no San Diegans spend any time in the backcountry unless they're within sight of their car.

There's a lot of diversity here, culture wise. Many, many different neighborhoods, each one with a different character, lots of entertainment and food options. Traffic can be bad at the wrong time, but it's easy to work around it, mostly.

I'm trying to get access to the best climbing around the County for all you guys, but it hasn't been easy...


Sincerely,

Bubble Boy
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
May 17, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
There's some great bouldering down there in SD...Almost worth moving for...
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
May 17, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
I lived there and regret leaving. I should have made do with what I had. Housing is a challenge; but, if you realize the climate requires minimal housing (small place), then many options open up in what is reputed to be the best place on the Left Coast to live; I agree. We lived near Del Mar, Solana Beach and Cardiff, and this is the best place to live anywhere on the Pacific Coast, I think. I didn't care for the city proper; up in north county, it is awesome. If you can't afford a coastal hang up north, go slightly inland in the NE. Avoid the core and east of there. Don't dare go south.

Biggest problem is it is nearly as far from Yosemite as up here in beautiful and cheap Washington!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 17, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
Rainbow is super good bouldering, for moderate stuff it doesn't get much better, but it's owned by climbers who don't want it public, at least not yet. There are rumors, however....

North County is nice, I'd probably live in Encinitas or Leucadia. Both those towns have a lot of soul.
WTF

climber
May 17, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
San Diego.

GHEY.


Herpes capital of the USA.

Squaw valley is calling. Return to paradise bra.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 17, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
If you want rural, Valley Center and Ramona are about an hour from the city. Alpine is closer. Lakeside is right below El Cajon Mountain and just down the hwy from Woodson. There are some nice rural throwback neighborhoods up the SD River Canyon from Lakeside toward El Capitan reservoir. Lakeside is about 25 minutes from the beach and is probably pretty dog friendly.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 18, 2013 - 01:02am PT
All the climbers I know who moved down there are now surfers. We visited and went out to Eagle Rock or whatever it is. Cool place, but the drive took WAY longer than expected. I could never consider that a "local" crag for SD.
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
May 18, 2013 - 01:49am PT
Leucadia Is the spot. A former artist's colony. Avocado trees on city streets. A dream. I came closest to buying a place there. All one needs there is simple bivy.
salad

climber
May 18, 2013 - 02:17am PT
well i wont say anything good or bad about the place, but if you come down for a recon mission, im in escondido and can house 1 or 2 for a few nights. big yard so a coulpla dogs would be fine, prob best outside though as we have a queen feline in the house.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
May 18, 2013 - 09:40am PT
The greatest natural asset SD has is the ocean, if you are passionate about the activity surrounding such an asset go for it. If you're passionate about mountain activity you'll be driving a whole lot both winter and summer. It's a long ways to the alpine from San Diego.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
May 18, 2013 - 10:35am PT
Brandon, Do It!!

great local bouldering and beaches
one draw back, is that if you live inland/rural is the Summer heat,
The best weather is coastal.

San Clemete is nice, in between SD and the real OC,
it has super great surfing, and just a little farther from the crags and crowds.

Hope to see you at the Josh Fest next fall bro.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2013 - 11:31am PT
This has been very helpful. Thanks all.

Lets see some San Diego County climbing and surfing photos to keep the stoke high!

It's crazy, but I'm pretty excited to move to a place I've never even visited.

New chapters in life and all that.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 18, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Credit: The Warbler

Credit: The Warbler

Prime Rib Eagle Peak
Prime Rib Eagle Peak
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Soy Chango
Soy Chango
Credit: The Warbler

Tribal Boundaries
Tribal Boundaries
Credit: The Warbler

Homeboy, EP
Homeboy, EP
Credit: The Warbler
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