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Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Kennedy, 1996
Page Views: 1,565 total · 14/month
Shared By: mschlocker on Feb 21, 2009
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

Description

Climb up a relatively steep wall on nice incut features. Crux is the start trying to get to the more featured area of the wall.

Location

Far right side of Video Dome. Start up on a detached flake and traverse left into the climb.

Protection

7? Bolts

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Adam Kimmerly
  5.10a
Adam Kimmerly  
  5.10a
Uniquely featured rock and fun climbing makes this one of the best sport climbs of the grade in San Diego. Dec 12, 2010
Eric M Parks
Phoenix, AZ
  5.10c/d
Eric M Parks   Phoenix, AZ
  5.10c/d
I found the crux to be between the first and second bolt. Traversing to the left side of the finger crack helped me to get to the better featured rock, sooner. Feb 23, 2015
John Harley
  5.10b
John Harley  
  5.10b
Fantastic route, definitely should not be missed.

I think the ACSD guide makes it seem like you need a 70m, but as Adam K. pointed out a 60m rope will get you from the rap anchors on the top of the Video Dome to the base of this climb. Tie knots if you're not sure where you're going.

There are no bolts between the anchor for this climb and the top set of rap anchors, but it is 5.easy terrain. Belaying your 2nd up to the higher set of anchors makes for an easier walk back to El Nino. Apr 3, 2017
Christopher Hervan
San Diego, California
Christopher Hervan   San Diego, California
The trail leading to the video dome base has been re-opened after many years of neglect as of dec 26th 2017 It is now possible to approach video dome area and the solar slabs area as well as the main wall, without multiple rappels. The trail begins just past the saddle boulders and heads south towards a large Boulder then follow cairns down the hill traversing a few hundred feet below the El NiƱo formation. Enjoy the trail everyone Dec 28, 2017

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