Climbing LeonidsPosted by Adventure 16 | 07.11.2016
El Cajon Mountain, San Diego County--June 12, 2016
On Sunday morning at 8am a friend and I started the 2-mile approach which has a 1,800ft elevation gain. We geared up for the Leonids which is a 3-pitch 5.9 route that goes up a granite slab about 350ft.
I led the first pitch and then had my climbing partner lead the next two.
After topping out the climb we then began our descent by rappelling down our 70 meter rope at four different stations. Some falcons that had set up next nearby could be heard and occasionally seen flying by.
TIP: The best time to go is early morning to beat the heat.
FAVORITE GEAR: My two favorite pieces of gear for this climb are my La Sportiva Muira lace climbing shoes and my ATC guide belay device.