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agdavis


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El Cajon Mt - Approach  (North_America: United_States: California: San_Diego_County: El_Cajon_Mountain)
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Approximately how long (in minutes or hours) is the approach to the routes at El Cajon Mt.? Thanks.


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My wife and I took about 2 hours to get to the base of the cliff. Neither one of us had ever been there and we got lost a few times. Someone had actually built cairns that led no where. Once we had made it we realized our errors on the way out and I bet we could knock 30 minutes off of our time the next time.


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agdavis wrote:
Approximately how long (in minutes or hours) is the approach to the routes at El Cajon Mt.? Thanks.
A fit person can make the bottom of the Wedge in about 35 minutes. But that's hauling ass. I'm at about 45-50 minutes. The approach is about 1.9 miles with 1900 feet of elevation gain. the bulk of the elevation gain comes at the very end, so don't exert yourself too much, cause when you get to the boulders and brush you still have a bit of up to do.


Try to get as much information about your planned route before you go. There's still bolt wars going on and you may find yourself 3/4 the way up a pitch only to find that the hanger you want to clip is bent over or missing... Unsure


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agdavis


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I heard about the bolt war, but wasn't aware that it was still going on.

I'm thinking about doing Buffalo Brothers, Leonids, and Meteor. Have you heard about any chopping on these routes?


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As of earlier in the year, Meteor was good to go, and a fun sunset route. Looks like most of the chopping has tapered off so you should be good.


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Anyone know if Bright Eyes is still good to go?


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as of June 2011 bright eyes is still good to go.


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