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Cakewalk

5.5, Sport, 130 ft (39 m),  Avg: 2.6 from 5 votes
FA: Werner Landry & Paul Dowdy
California > San Diego County > S San Diego County > Corte Madera > El Nino Wall

Description

Rap in to start. Small slab start to right facing flaw then small mantle to horizontal flaw and precise climbing through quartz crystal to smooth surface on edge of very large ledge. Continue to follow bolts up highly textured wall to anchors. There is about 30 feet between the last bolt and anchor. This run out can be easily protected with small nuts, or you can safely run it out to the anchors.

Location

Cake walk is located between Twister and Mud Slide. Pass Twister and tunnel below bolder on left then imediately turn right and reach the edge by again tunneling between boulders. Look right to find anchors.

Protection

Five bolts below ledge and about five bolts above. Optional small nuts for last 30 feet. Anchors are closed shuts.

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Greg Retkowski
San Diego
 
[Hide Comment] If you do the full route as described (rapping all the way into the trees) you are doing the first five bolts of mudslide, a 5.10 with two cruxes before starting the 5.5 cakewalk. When two-rope rapping down into the trees we did not see any other easier protected line to get onto the large ledge.

For a proper 5.5 experience, rap down to start at the large ledge. May 11, 2020