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Any Portland In a Storm S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Cactus Kiss T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Horseshoes T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
I Love Red S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Madi's First S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
More Bits S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Old Guys Drool S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Swine Flu S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13

Description

The Toe area has the most consistently moderate climbs of El Cajon Mountain on some of the best granite found anywhere. The South exposure provides ideal winter climbing with just enough breeze to keep the rock temps perfect.
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Getting There

The trail to the Toe is NOT the same as to Main Wall. Begin the same way from the parking area but go 100 ft past the Forest Service raptor information sign. The trail begins up a gentle slope progressing to a bouldered ridgeline. Towards the top of the ridge there are a number of large cairns marking the first fork to Mountaineers Wall and West Tier areas. Take the fork down hill to the left leading in 10 minutes to the Toe. This trail is much shorter and less painless than that of Main Wall and a little over 1 hour for most folks.

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Michael Lagueux
San Diego, CA
Michael Lagueux   San Diego, CA
Agreed, nothing too spicy here. Well-bolted, fun climbs on excellent rock!

We also climbed a route which doesn't seem to be on the topo or on here--it's the rightmost route on The Toe, to the right of "Any Portland In A Storm". 7 (or so) bolts to a separate bolted anchor/rap chains. Anyone know the details of this route? Apr 10, 2017
Dan Evans
Phoenix, AZ
Dan Evans   Phoenix, AZ
I did not establish these routes but just climbed all of them today. They are safely bolted with bolts protecting every crux move. Bolts average every 6-8 ft. That been said most of these routes are on low angle slab so a fall above any bolt would not be fun and could potentially result in a sprained/broken ankle if you biffed a clip and fell. But this place is no more dangerous than any other slab climbs at the grades. PG-13 ratings are unwarranted in my opinion. Dec 12, 2015
Blair Ryan
Grand Junction, Colorado
Blair Ryan   Grand Junction, Colorado
why is everything PG-13 here? Dec 10, 2014

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