Elevation: 4,333 ft
GPS: 32.756, -116.589 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: mschlocker on Feb 21, 2009
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Current San Diego County Advisories Details

Description

Formation below El Nino wall.

Getting There

Rap El Nino wall (2 raps) and then head toward the large pine tree. Rap station is just below the tree.

Alternatively, thanks to hard work by some fellow climbers:
The trail leading to the video dome base has been re-opened after many years of neglect as of Dec 26th 2017 It is now possible to approach video dome area and the solar slabs area as well as the main wall, without multiple rappels. The trail begins just past the saddle boulders and heads south towards a large Boulder then follow cairns down the hill traversing a few hundred feet below the El Niño formation. Enjoy the trail everyone.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Video Dome

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Pay Per View
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Technicolor
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Pay Per View
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Technicolor
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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The rap anchor now has chain links. A 60m rope will get you to the base of "Pay Per View" or "Remote Control Unit". Those with short ropes can rap down Pay Per View to a second rap anchor about 40' down, then to the ground. Jun 13, 2011
Christopher Hervan
San Diego, California
Christopher Hervan   San Diego, California
The trail leading to the video dome base has been re-opened after many years of neglect as of dec 26th 2017 It is now possible to approach video dome area and the solar slabs area as well as the main wall, without multiple rappels. The trail begins just past the saddle boulders and heads south towards a large Boulder then follow cairns down the hill traversing a few hundred feet below the El Niño formation. Enjoy the trail everyone Dec 28, 2017
Christopher Hervan
San Diego, California
Christopher Hervan   San Diego, California
The trail effort was thanks to many people I couldn't be more grateful for the friends that helped recreate this trail as well as link this trail to the main wall via the "golden oak trail"so you can hike to these climbs with all your gear and shred from the base up Dec 28, 2017