McCain Valley Rock Climbing
It's location is in the middle of the desert so peek months are usually October-April. There's barely people there and the rock is featured/textured granite with tons of climbing. There are an infinite amount of boulders and the prime spot to do some leads are at Lowenbrau Pinnacle. LP is 2 pitches tall with a handful of quality leads.
Interstate 8 to 94/Campo Exit- turn right (south) to Old Hwy 80 (left) - drive east almost 2 miles, left on McCain Valley Road- onto dirt road at McCain Valley Recreation Area sign... Lark Canyon is 2.7 miles in, Pinnacle Circuit is 5.3 miles in.
Weather station 2.1 miles from here
51 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in McCain Valley
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for McCain Valley:
Featured Route For McCain Valley
Uncracked Walnut V4 6B California
: San Diego County
: ... : The Walnut
Start low left on the south side of the boulder as low as can be without being inside of the scrub/bush. Move up and right utilizing the thin finger crack and delicate smearing heel and toe hooks into the crack. Move around to the slightly overhanging east face then exit the crack onto crimps and move up to the rounded lip to make the delicate mantle finish.Larger individuals may find certain sections of the crack too small to fit their fingers in, which makes the start tricky. Smaller indivi...[more] Browse More Classics in California