Center/Headwall Rock Climbing
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.
The approach from the road is approximately 60 to 90 minutes with an elevation gain of about 1,800 feet.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Center/Headwall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Center/Headwall:
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'
Halcyon 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Center/Headwall
Pockets of Resistance 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b CA
: San Diego County
: ... : Center/Headwall
This truly iconic route ascends the back-bone of Triton Tower, threading a series of huecos into a knife-edge arete above. It was featured on the cover of Rock and Ice in 2005 and is worthy of all the praise it has received since then. After falling prey to a rather prolific bolt chopper, the route was graciously re-bolted by Mike Maiden and Gordy Schafer. For a route that has been called "the best pitch of 5.12 anywhere", Resistance sees much less traffic than you'd expect.According to Randy Le...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Wedge Headwall