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
11 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
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Diamond of San Diego 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
: San Diego County
: ... : Center/Headwall
Varied sport climbing up the center of El Cajon Mountain. A mix of easy and difficult pitches separated by comfy ledges.Pitch 1 (5.9): A short pitch that starts on a right facing wall.Pitch 2 (11a): Known as "The Box Pitch", this pitch begins with a tough mantle and continues to be quite powerful. Tough for the grade.Pitch 3 (10b): Leads to the right side of Command Center Ledge.Pitch 4 (10b): Climb classic the arete of the "Center Block" on positive holds. The view from here is amazing. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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