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Routes in Center/Headwall

Black Castle S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Center Direct T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Commander, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Diamond of San Diego S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Right as Rain T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sole Purpose S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Storm T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Tears of Envy S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Description

The Center/Headwall is south-facing and receives sunlight most of the day. 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Center/Headwall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 10
Center Direct
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Sole Purpose
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Black Castle
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 19
Tears of Envy
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
Diamond of San Diego
Sport 5 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
The Commander
Sport 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Center Direct
 10
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Sole Purpose
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Black Castle
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Tears of Envy
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Diamond of San Diego
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport 5 pitches
The Commander
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 5 pitches
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