Elevation: 2,247 ft
GPS: 32.9, -116.825 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Joshua Reinig on Oct 3, 2018 · Updates
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Raptor Nesting Closure Details

Mountaineers Wall

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

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. Luckily the locals that put in more time up here than most could in a lifetime, have left a nice series of little metal signs at most of the junctions in the trail to let you know what Crag you are stumbling upon.

Best recourse is CH website,
http://www.climbingtoposofsandiego.com

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mountaineer Walls

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 16
Madi's First
Sport, TR
Toe
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 6
Horseshoes
Trad
Toe
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Spark Joy
Sport 2 pitches
Toe
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Shiver
Sport 2 pitches
Toe
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 12
Swine Flu
Sport 2 pitches
Toe
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Donkey Kong
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 10
I Love Red
Sport
Toe
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 9
Any Portland In a Storm
Sport
Toe
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
Sleeping Giant
Trad 10 pitches
Toe
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Cirrus
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Day Light Savings
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Nothing but Trouble
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Call Her Daddy
Sport
Toe
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
 3
Half Cat
Trad
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 3
Wynter is coming
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Madi's First Toe
 16
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Sport, TR
Horseshoes Toe
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Spark Joy Toe
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Shiver Toe
 6
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Swine Flu Toe
 12
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Sport 2 pitches
Donkey Kong Bastion
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
I Love Red Toe
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Any Portland In a Storm Toe
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Sleeping Giant Toe
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 10 pitches
Cirrus 1-First Tier > Main Wall
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Day Light Savings 3-Third Tier > Breeze Way
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Nothing but Trouble 4-W Tier
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Call Her Daddy Toe
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Half Cat 1-First Tier > Headwall
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 Trad
Wynter is coming 1-First Tier > Headwall
 3
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
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