Elevation: 2,345 ft
GPS: 32.904, -116.818 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Marc Kajut on Feb 1, 2006 with 4 Suggestions
Admins: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

El Cajon Mountain is located in East San Diego County. The area is primarily a sport climbing destination, but hiking out with a few cams won't disappoint the discerning trad climber.  Although most will brave the long approach to have at the classics on the Main Wall aka The Wedge. An abundance of amazing single to three pitch routes exists on the surrounding mountainside.

Getting There

Take Hwy 67 or Interstate 8 to Lake Jennings Rd then continue heading east on El Monte Rd. Continue about 5.6 miles to an area along the north side of the road beside several 8' high telephone poles. If you reached the gate to El Capitan Reservoir you've gone too far. From the parking area on the north side, walk east a few hundred feet and you should see the wood plank foot bridge heading across the San Diego River. Follow the trail north. The first trail leaving the road leads to the Main Wall aka The Wedge, the second leads to The Mountaineers Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at El Cajon Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 68
Bright Eyes
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 49
Buffalo Brothers
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 117
Meteor
Sport 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 252
Leonids
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
The Swiftness
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 45
Mañana
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 25
Crackamite
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 71
Triton Tower
Sport 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
Line of Fire
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Swiftness Direct
Trad, Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Tears of Envy
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
The Commander
Sport 5 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 10
Pockets of Resistance
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
 3
Half Cat
Trad
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 3
I'm Your Huckleberry
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bright Eyes Wedge > Blue Sky Wall
 68
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Buffalo Brothers Wedge > Blue Sky Wall
 49
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Meteor Wedge > Left Wall
 117
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 4 pitches
Leonids Wedge > Left Wall
 252
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
The Swiftness Wedge > Triton Tower
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Mañana Wedge > Left Wall
 45
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Crackamite Wedge > Right Wall
 25
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Triton Tower Wedge > Triton Tower
 71
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
Line of Fire Wedge > Right Wall
 22
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Swiftness Direct Wedge > Triton Tower
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Tears of Envy Wedge > Center/Headwall
 27
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Commander Wedge > Center/Headwall
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 5 pitches
Pockets of Resistance Wedge > Triton Tower
 10
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Half Cat Mountaineer Walls > 1-First Tier > Headwall
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 Trad
I'm Your Huckleberry Wedge > Right Wall
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad
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