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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 approach from the road is approximately 60 to 90 minutes with an elevation gain of about 1,800 feet.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Center/Headwall:
The Swiftness 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Center Direct 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 450'
Spitfire 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Black Castle 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Swiftness Direct 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Halcyon 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Diamond of San Diego 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 5 pitches, 450'
The Commander 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 5 pitches, 450'
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Diamond of San Diego 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 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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