Line of Fire
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Description/Location submitted by "SCherry"
Amazing long and varied rock climb with different styles from top to bottom. This thing probably deserves to be a classic and definitely see more traffic.
Located on the far right side of the main face on a low buttress that leans against the main wall (called "The Wedge") and faces due South.
Begins from the ground at 3 bolts heading right on a slab that lead you to approach the obvious arete in the middle of the Wedge. 4 bolts of beautiful arete climbing (5.10) leads to a rest stance before moving left into steeper and pumpy terrain. Layback, jam and keep moving left passing the next 3 bolts. Solve the tricky crux, and get established on the head wall with beautiful brown rock. From here 2 more bolts lead to an anchor close to the summit of the Wedge.
As of 1/10/14 there was a higher anchor with quick-clips and a lower anchor with chains. Either will work to get down but watch the end of your rope. We made it back to the ground from the upper anchors with a 70 meter rope...not sure a 60 will make it down so be careful and tie knots.
Hike the main trail to the center of the main face of El Cajon Mtn. Then follow the path thru the tall grasses along the base to the far right side of the main face. Line of Fire is located on "The Wedge" a large chunk of rock that leans against the right side of the main face. The climb begins on the slab and moves right to the obvious arete feature in the middle of the Wedge.
At least 14 bolts and a 70 meter rope. Might make it down with a 60 but watch your ends please.
From: San Diego, CA
Aug 31, 2011
There are spots for gear, I would bring some cams small to 3" if I remember right, if you like tight gear.
From: San Diego, CA
Jan 16, 2014
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
I don't think gear is necessary on this one. Bolts are a little spaced, but only once you get into the steeper terrain and falls are safe.