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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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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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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