The elusive trailhead. Note the cairn at the botto...
This is the area containing a large majority of the climbing. This wall is South-facing and ranges from only 30 feet to 120 feet. Most routes are between 110-120.
The main trail will bring you to the base of this wall. You will see a large boulder (containing bolts) at the base of the wall giving a "hallway" feel to the belay area.
Climbing Season For the Descanso Wall area.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Free Solo 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Space Ramp 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Icarus 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Featured Route For Main Wall
Into the Eye of the Son 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a CA
: San Diego County
: ... : Main Wall
This climb has it all. It starts with good feet and small sloping crimpers and works up and left into great finger locks in a diagonal crack but the feet disappear. Continue up onto thin face climbing with really athletic high-steps to the roof. Continue past roof to easier climbing, up and right to rap anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Martin Veillon
From: El Cajon, Calif.
May 2, 2012
Yes, the climb actuall starts on the right and works left up the diagonaling seam/crack. You can go up directly but the true flow is the seam/crack. I should know, I put it up-Martin Veillon.
As far as the AKA "In Your Eye" in the guidebook is most likely a slam at me personally for removing the many bolts several years ago that were added to many of my 1st ascents. I am back and will be removing them once more until the day I die and then my son and 4 grandsons take over-forever!!!