Center/Headwall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Wedge Headwall
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.
Climbing Season For the El Cajon Mountain area.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['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
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