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Descanso Wall

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About Descanso Wall:

This is a small area with only 20 or 30 climbs, but most of them are high quality. Unfortunately, some of them are also run out on 1/4 bolts. The wall offers both crack and face climbing, and most routes are 110 - 120 ft long. There are several sets of good quality bolt anchors on top, and part way up the face. Top roping is possible with a 60 m. rope and long slings. Most of the routes, 90%, are on the main wall, but satellite rocks, that surround the main wall, offer good bouldering and toprope possibilities for those adventurous enough to brave the often mandatory bushwacking. Just left and above the main wall is an overhanging hand to offwidth crack called "King Swing" that should not be missed.
Nearest town or city: East County
Directions: Drive east on I-8, well past Alpine, and exit on Hwy 79. Head north on Hwy 79 about 3/4 mi. and turn left on Wildwood Glen Lane. Drive another 1 mile or so until you see a faint trail heading up to the wall. A 15 minute hike gets you to the main wall. Descanso Wall is plainly visible from I-8 just before you exit on hwy 79.
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