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First formation you hit on your hike in. Separate from the main cliff, this wall offers up sport climbs of all grades up to two pitches in length. On top it is a nice spot to eat lunch.
Hike in. Head down to the wall before you reach the main wall. Rap into all the routes.
13 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for El Nino Wall:
April Showers 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 90'
Swoosh 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 75'
Im Panadilla 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Pollo con Jelados 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Wish You Were Here 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Mud Slide 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 120'
Close to the Edge 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
One Step Beyond 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Puerto Rican Gore-Tex 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Eye of the Hurricane 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 190'
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Puerto Rican Gore-Tex 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a CA : San Diego County : ... : El Nino Wall
There are two crux sections here. The first is at the very start of the climb. I don't want to give away too much because it's fun to try and figure out the beta. I'll just say that it's a huge move to a side-pull with no feet.The other crux is at the very top. The climb goes from kinda slab to strait vertical for the last 10' or so. this 10' section has small knobs...great for feet, not so great for hand holds. There is a small roof that has a bomber undercling you'll use to throw a left ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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