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Cause for Pause S 
Crystalean P1  S 
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Meteor S 
No Burritos P1 T,S 
No Burritos, P2 T,S 
Parallel Universe S 
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Snakes In The Grass S 
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Left Wall Rock Climbing 

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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Left Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Left Wall:
Rampage   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
Meteor   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   
Leonids   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 350'   
Snakes In The Grass   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   
Parallel Universe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Mañana   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 365'   
No Burritos, P2   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Cause for Pause   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 450'   
Triton Tower   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 3 pitches, 360'   
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Featured Route For Left Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: ECM Left Wall, climbers on Leonids (5.9)

Leonids 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : San Diego County : ... : Left Wall
This climb is pretty straight forward. The route starts left of a 20 ft tower of blocks. P1: (5.9) Clip the first bolt from atop the blocks and follow the bolt line up and right for approximately 170 ft to a hanging belay. A slightly steeper section right before the anchor may be considered the crux of the climb.P2: (5.9) Continue climbing up and right past another dozen of so bolts, clipping an anchor bolt along the way, to a comfortable belay ledge. The anchor is positioned about 10 ft left of...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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