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McCain Valley  


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Description 

It's location is in the middle of the desert so peek months are usually October-April. There's barely people there and the rock is featured/textured granite with tons of climbing. There are an infinite amount of boulders and the prime spot to do some leads are at Lowenbrau Pinnacle. LP is 2 pitches tall with a handful of quality leads.

Getting There 

Interstate 8 to 94/Campo Exit- turn right (south) to Old Hwy 80 (left) - drive east almost 2 miles, left on McCain Valley Road- onto dirt road at McCain Valley Recreation Area sign... Lark Canyon is 2.7 miles in, Pinnacle Circuit is 5.3 miles in.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

51 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',4],['5.10',4],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',13],['V2-3',15],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for McCain Valley:
Not known   A2 R     Aid   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
Direct North Boulder   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
Ski Tracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
Green Book   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
Slama Jama   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
No Hope II   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
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Featured Route For McCain Valley
The Broken Scissors!

Broken Scissors V1 5  CA : San Diego County : ... : Broken Scissors boulder
Ascend the broken section on the right, mantle onto the scissor blade and traverse left to the handle.Beautiful balance route....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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