Elevation: 1,676 ft
GPS: 32.897, -116.826 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Monte Swann on Apr 2, 2014 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Wildlife Preserve, access sensitive, nesting raptors Details

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.

Getting There

The trail to the Toe is NOT the same as to Main Wall.  It begins on the same trail as to the  Mountaineers 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 is a metal sign marking the first fork to The Toe.  If you continue to another metal sign for Mountaineers Wall and West Tier areas you have gone too far. Take the fork down hill to the left leading in 10-15 minutes to the Toe. This entire trail is much shorter and less painful than that of Main Wall and about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours for most folks.

13 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Toe

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 12
Madi's First
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 5
Horseshoes
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Shiver
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 11
Swine Flu
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 8
I Love Red
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 7
Any Portland In a Storm
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Sleeping Giant
Trad 10 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Madi's First
 12
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Sport, TR
Horseshoes
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Shiver
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Swine Flu
 11
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Sport 2 pitches
I Love Red
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Any Portland In a Storm
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Sleeping Giant
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 10 pitches
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