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Elevation: 2,247 ft 685 m
GPS: 32.89952, -116.82456
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Mountaineers Wall Suggest change

Between the south ridge and the wedge there are several cliffs that make up "the mountaineers wall". The mountaineers wall hosts massive variety of near 200 climbs; with classic slabs, corners, aretes, faces, cracks, & some steep overhanging climbs as well. The area is an acquired taste, as the dirt, grass, & loose rock is complimentary to the diverse quality climbing. The mountaineers wall is in season on cooler days, but unlike the wedge, there are several crags that see afternoon shade, making a half day outing well worth the hike. The free topo on climbingtoposofsandiego.com (thanks CH) is great.

The Hike In Suggest change

From the quarry road, continue past the raptor nesting sign that marks the turn for approaching the wedge. Within 100' or so there is another trail that branches off from the quarry road to the Mountaineer's side of the hill, it is well defined & is marked by a knee high boulder on your right. This trail links up all the larger boulders as it gently climbs its way upwards, & is pretty enjoyable and aerobic as compared to the wedge approach. 1st tier approach can be done in 30-40 mins if you keep your head down.

Once you are high on the MW this elaborate cliff band becomes an adventurous series of chutes and ladders. Loose rock can exist so always take caution. The locals have left a nice series of little metal signs at most of the junctions in the trail to let you know where you are. 

Best recourse is CH website,

http://www.climbingtoposofsandiego.com

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mountaineer Walls

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
 19
Madi's First
Sport, TR
Toe
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Shiver
Sport 2 pitches
Toe
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
COVID
Sport 4 pitches
Toe
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 21
Swine Flu
Sport 2 pitches
Toe
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Donkey Kong
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 18
I Love Red
Sport
Toe
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 65
Sleeping Giant
Trad 10 pitches
Toe
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Double Overhead
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Land Manager
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Shadow Dragon
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Cirrus
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Day Light Savings
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Crown Jewel
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Synthetic Goods
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Nothing but Trouble
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Madi's First Toe
 19
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Sport, TR
Shiver Toe
 10
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
COVID Toe
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 4 pitches
Swine Flu Toe
 21
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Sport 2 pitches
Donkey Kong Bastion
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
I Love Red Toe
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Sleeping Giant Toe
 65
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 10 pitches
Double Overhead Western Highlands
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Land Manager 2-Second Tier
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Shadow Dragon 3-Third Tier > Shadow Wall
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Cirrus 1-First Tier > Main Wall
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Day Light Savings 3-Third Tier > Breeze Way
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Crown Jewel Western Highlands
 4
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Synthetic Goods 4-W Tier
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Nothing but Trouble 4-W Tier
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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