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Submitted By: SCherry on Jan 12, 2011
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Description 

Smaller Sub-area near the actual true summit of Eagle Peak. Home to over 20 routes, some up to 4 pitches in length. The highlight of the area is the "Irie Headwall", a gorgeous chunk of orange granite in the middle of the buttress holding many quality pitches. There is a nice large broken ledge system about 200 feet from the summit at the base of the "Irie Headwall" that you can rap into. You can access most of the classic climbs from here, but you have to be able to climb 5.11 or rap to the bottom and hike to get back out.

Getting There 

Follow the approach directions and after the switchbacks stay straight at the fork. Follow this uphill for another 1/2 mile to the summit of the peak. Can also be approached from the Main Wall but its much easier to go to the summit and rap in.

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Weather station 2.6 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['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]


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Sanitarium - Irie Headwall pitch 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : San Diego County : ... : The Summit
*note - Sanitarium is a 4 pitch climb that you can begin from the base of the wall, but its also quite easy to rap and access a big broken ledge system in the middle of the summit wall. A lot of classic climbs tackle the beautiful orange face above this ledge, dubbed the "Irie Headwall", which is about 200 feet high. I've climbed at this area a few times and its much easier to hike the main trial to the top of the summit crag and rap in/climb out. Thus the reason I've listed many of top pitche...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By ChadC
From: San Diego CA
Feb 24, 2014
The approach from the bottom is a little tough but worth it if you want to climb the main wall then the summit wall and grab your stuff at the top. When you top out at a climb on the main wall, follow the trail left and slowly make your way up higher on the mountain. There are some cairns but we lost them from time to time and had to make our own way.
By SCherry
From: San Diego, CA
Feb 24, 2014
ChadC - did you climb the 5.10 "Comply or Else" from the bottom? Run into the Prairie Falcon?