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El Cajon Mountain

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About El Cajon Mountain:

Two major areas, The Wedge (aka: Main Wall, El Cap)-see Rock and Ice 9/05- and The Bluffs (aka: El Monte Slabs).
Nearest town or city: Lakeside
Directions: From San Diego: Take I-8 eastbound to Lake Jennings rd exit, turn left and drive north 2 miles until you reach a stop sign at the intersection of El Monte rd. Turn right onto El Monte rd and drive nearly 5 miles to just before the entrance gate to El Capitan reservoir. Several dirt turn outs on the sides of the road mark the parking area and trailhead to the mountain. From El Centro: Take I-8 westbound to Lake Jennings rd exit, repeat above directions. From El Cajon/Lakeside: Take SR-67 north until the freeway ends at a stoplight and the intersection of Mapleview st. Turn right on Mapleview and drive 1.2 miles east to El Monte rd where you will turn left. From Poway/Escondido: Take SR-67 south to Mapleview st. Turn left on Mapleview and repeat above directions.
Latitude, Longitude: 32.90410, -116.81800
Access Issues: The Bluffs seasonal closure (Dec-May)
Camping: Free
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Year

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Forum Discussions (15 posts)

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With Replies El Cajon Mt - Approach agdavis 6 Feb 18 2012, 6:28 PM
With Replies Camping at El Cajon Mountain carlos.angel 1 Aug 22 2011, 10:18 AM
No Replies Directions to El Cajon Mtn. climbing mtn.taylor 0 Feb 04 2011, 2:58 PM
With Replies El Cajon Mountain - Manana chopped 32ovy32 1 Feb 04 2010, 8:45 PM
No Replies DON'T LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR CAR!!! TonyReyna 0 Jan 26 2009, 6:00 PM
With Replies Leonids rap beta? eliotac 2 Oct 16 2008, 10:16 PM
With Replies El Cajon "Spire" Facelyss 2 Feb 10 2010, 2:36 PM
No Replies Camping at El Cajon? ucrclimber 0 Jul 14 2006, 9:12 AM
With Replies El Cajon Mtn - Another route chopped bandycoot 32 Nov 24 2008, 11:49 PM
With Replies Urge to Merge - El Cajon Mtn bandycoot 5 Apr 17 2006, 2:34 PM
No Replies Bolt War Thread link ??? mcfoley 0 Dec 16 2005, 3:40 PM
No Replies Chalk Bag Found - El Cajon Mtn trenchdigger 0 Dec 12 2005, 8:14 AM
With Replies El Cajon Guide charlie_benton 4 Feb 18 2006, 1:50 PM
With Replies Models Needed - El Cajon Mtn. Sunday 12-4 trenchdigger 13 Dec 16 2005, 11:50 PM
With Replies El Cajon Wall Trail Destroyed (SoCal) shano 9 Sep 19 2005, 10:40 PM