Starting up the super balance-intensive arête bef...
The Right Wall receives sunlight most of the day, but may yield some relief by mid to late afternoon. Temperatures may be a few degrees higher than El Cajon, so if climbing in the summer make sure to bring plenty of water.
The rock is granite and generally good; however, due to the number of climbs and pattern of development, rock fall from other climbers necessitates wearing a helmet.
The approach from the road is approximately 60 to 90 minutes with an elevation gain of about 1,800 feet.
Climbing Season For the El Cajon Mountain area.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Right Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Right Wall:
Crackamite 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Right Wall
Crackamite 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b California
: San Diego County
: ... : Right Wall
A very nice left facing dihedral hand crack with an overhangning right wall. There are sections with poor feet or poor hands but rarely both simultaneously. The crux comes high up once you start to get tired.The route has it all from delicate face climbing to chimneying (so say the scratches on my right shoulder) but the majority is a really nice hand crack....[more] Browse More Classics in California
BETA PHOTO: Lower right side of the Wedge.
By Billy Bylund
Dec 18, 2010
Be cautious about trusting the SD Pocket Guide. Some of the Rap Rings have been removed. I trad climbed Match Book the other day, and there were no rap rings that I could find, so I had to down climb. Maybe there's a set I missed, but I would not recommend the route unless you can see the rap rings you're going for. Otherwise it was a fun route w/ good crack for gear.
By Adam Kimmerly
Dec 20, 2010
Anytime you're climbing at the local crags, it's a good idea to bring either some quicklinks and/or chain links to leave permanent rap anchors behind, or at least some webbing and rap rings. El Cajon Mountain may be missing some fixed hardware due to some chopping in the past, and Eagle Peak and Corte Madera are frequently topped out and walked-off of so rap hardware is not always present. I always bring a few sets with me and leave them on the more popular rap anchors when I go. The cheapest/simplest solution is a single quicklink and either 1 or 3 links of hardened steel chain.