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Being and Nothingness S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a A0+
Black Castle S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Center Direct T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Commander, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Diamond of San Diego S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Halcyon S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Napoleon S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pockets of Resistance S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Right as Rain T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sole Purpose S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Spitfire T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Storm T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Swiftness Direct T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Swiftness, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tears of Envy S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Thunder S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Walter Cat S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Brian Spiewak
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Shared By: Kemper Brightman on Oct 18, 2015
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Tears of Envy is a brilliant line that ascends the black, green and orange headwall of ECM. This full value pitch offers bullet hard stone, spectacular position, and fluid, sustained climbing through an improbable series of holds. Requiring a perfect balance of finesse and fitness,"Tears" may well be one of the best 5.11 sport climbs in Southern California.


This is the right most line starting from the Commander ledge. The first bolt is just above a small roof about 5ft up and right of the anchor.


16 draws or so. Bolted anchor with chains and rings. You can comfortably lower back to the ledge with a 70m rope.


Great route and very well protected. I left some new steel biners at the top since the original ones are rusted(courtesy of John Ericson). Feb 27, 2017
John Ericson
John Ericson   USA
This is an amazing pitch and one of the better ones I have done at a similar grade anywhere. I highly recommend it. Jan 19, 2017
Ben May
Escondido, CA
Ben May   Escondido, CA
I'll replace them with proper rap rings next time I'm up there if someone hasn't already done so. Jul 18, 2016
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
Fantastic route. The carabiners on the anchors are SUPER rusty though… I was a little sketched out lowering off them. Jan 18, 2016