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Beautiful T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cactus Flower T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Can't touch this TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chicken Heart T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Clear Light T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Lunch Rock Left Crack TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lunch Rock Right Crack TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lunch Rock Slab TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mission Control S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Orange Walk T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ramp Arete TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ramp, The T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Skyline Arete T,S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Skyline Chimney T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Skyline Face T,S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Skyline Pinnacle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stairs, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Steps, The T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Trauma, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
True Skyline Arete T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Waiting for Bruce S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Your Lead S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: Galen Kirkwood, Bob Van Belle
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Shared By: Marc Kajut on Jan 28, 2006
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Current San Diego County Advisories Details


Belay from a sloping ledge. Climb past two bolts on slippery features and a shallow, small cam placement to a ledge. Continue up a right facing dihedral to a rap station.


Standard rack plus two (2) bolt protection. Two bolt anchor. Rap bolts.


Robert Buswold
Northglenn, CO
Robert Buswold   Northglenn, CO
I am so glad I'm out of SD. Mission Gorge is horrible water-polished granite. Absolutely terrible climbing there. El Cajon mountain is probably the best sport climbing in that area, but a hell of an approach. With all that said, this route isn't too crappy, yet WAY short! Jul 29, 2010
Kyle Wills
Chicago, IL
Kyle Wills   Chicago, IL
Hey! Dont hate. And I agree this route is somewhat satisfying. Nov 18, 2010
Josh Cameron
Josh Cameron   California
Fun climb that probably doesn't get the respect it deserves.

I could never get a cam to fit properly in the "shallow, cam placement." Instead, I find a #3 Metolius nut to work quite well. Be careful above that placement though. Several years back I was leading this and couldn't pull through the mantel and repeatedly kept falling on my nut without resetting it. Finally, on about the fourth attempt, the nut popped and I missed the ground by about 12 inches. After the fall, my belayer didn't even need to lower me. I just stretched my legs out and was standing on the ground. Needless to say, I scared the crap out of my poor belayer. Learned some important lessons that day and glad to say I am all the wiser now. Oct 20, 2011
Poway, CA
Louis92064   Poway, CA
A .2 bd x4 cam works well in the shallow crack above the second bold. Nov 5, 2013
el cajon, CA
sdrockstar81   el cajon, CA
where is this climb? May 12, 2014
A fun but slippery start on some edges and crimps over a bulge to finish on an easier crack dihedral. This climb and chicken fart are located on the main wall left of the Trauma and Lunch Rock area. Jun 17, 2014
David Garancosky
State College, PA
David Garancosky   State College, PA
Only had time to do one route here and this was it. SUPER slick until you get into the dihedral crack. Started left and below the belay shelf and made it a bit more PG+ for sure. Used a #4 BD nut in shallow crack but wouldn't want to fall on it. Only had one cam that would fit in the dihedral so just walked it to the chains. Fun but had a bit of a swearing fit on the crazy slick beginning. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Starting low and left stretches it into about a 45 foot route. Dec 13, 2014

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