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The Left Wall receives sunlight most of the day, but may be slightly cooler during the mid-morning hours. 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.

Getting There 

The approach from the road is approximately 60 to 90 minutes with an elevation gain of about 1,800 feet.

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Left Wall:
Meteor   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   
Leonids   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 350'   
Snakes In The Grass   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   
Parallel Universe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Manana   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 365'   
Cause for Pause   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 450'   
Triton Tower   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 3 pitches, 360'   
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Triton Tower 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  CA : San Diego County : ... : Left Wall
Climb that climbs the obvious tower of the left wall. The first pitch is 5.8 and goes to the base of the big roof. The second pitch goes out the roof to the right via bolts (10d). The third pitch goes up and left up the Triton Tower (11a). The Third pitch has a very short crux which is well protected....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Gazing up at ECM's Left Wall, Triton Tower visible above
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