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Center/Headwall 


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Location: 32.90462, -116.81783 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Marc Kajut, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Marc Kajut on Feb 2, 2006
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Description 

The Center/Headwall is south-facing and receives sunlight most of the day. Temperatures may be a few degrees higher than El Cajon, so if climbing in the summer make sure to bring plenty of water.

The rock is granite and generally good; however, due to the number of climbs and pattern of development, rock fall from other climbers necessitates wearing a helmet.


Getting There 

The approach from the road is approximately 60 to 90 minutes with an elevation gain of about 1,800 feet.


Climbing Season


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Center/Headwall:
The Swiftness   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Center Direct   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   
Spitfire   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Black Castle   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Swiftness Direct   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Halcyon   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Diamond of San Diego   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 450'   
The Commander   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 450'   
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The beautiful 4th pitch

The Commander 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CA : San Diego County : ... : Center/Headwall
Pitch 1 (5.11c): Hard start moves up and left to crux to gain belay ledge. Use belay bolt. Pitch 2 (5.11b): Another hard start on the block above belay anchors. A couple of mantles will get you to the sharp crimp crux of the pitch to gain a good (although worst of the route) belay ledge.Pitch 3 (5.11b): Climbs up and right to the steep bolted section of wall. More good sharp crimps will get you to a large belay ledge known as the command center.Pitch 4 (5.10b): Climbs the route above the huge r...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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