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El Nino Wall

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El Nino Wall  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

Hike in. Head down to the wall before you reach the main wall. Rap into all the routes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.7 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for El Nino Wall:
Wish You Were Here   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Im Panadilla   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Close to the Edge   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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This is me on the starting move....  took me several tries to find that 'sweet spot' on that side pull (I'm short).

Puerto Rican Gore-Tex 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 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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El Nino from the base.
El Nino from the base.
DE tops out the right side of El Nino wall, Corte Madera
DE tops out the right side of El Nino wall, Corte ...

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