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Left Wall

California > San Diego > S San Diego County > El Cajon Mountain > Wedge
Access Issue: Current San Diego County Advisories Details

Description

The Left Wall receives sunlight most of the day, but may be slightly cooler during the mid-morning hours. 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.

Routes from Left to Right

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Rampage
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 6
Left Longing
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 10
No Burritos P1
Trad, Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
No Burritos, P2
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Crystalean P1
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Snakes In The Grass
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 6
Unnamed Route 16
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Cause for Pause
Sport 5 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 15
Urge to Merge
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
So Yesterday
Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 42
Mañana
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 240
Leonids
Sport 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 102
Meteor
Sport 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Parallel Universe
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rampage
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Left Longing
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
No Burritos P1
 10
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Sport
No Burritos, P2
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Crystalean P1
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Snakes In The Grass
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Unnamed Route 16
 6
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Cause for Pause
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 5 pitches
Urge to Merge
 15
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
So Yesterday
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Mañana
 42
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Leonids
 240
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
Meteor
 102
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 4 pitches
Parallel Universe
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport

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4000' of fun.
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The Wedge, and Fly Dog Buttress from atop the South Ridge.
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Gazing up at ECM's Left Wall, Triton Tower visible above
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