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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 34.3119, -116.8792 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 1, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

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Description 

This is a more recently developed formation, and one of the better finds, with a small but good selection of long, well-protected routes, several of which are among the best of their grades for the area.

Visible from the upper parking area as a non-descript, jumbled-looking wall, which belies the quality climbing it affords. Highlights here include the long and varied Vertical Epic (5.10a) and the overhanging goodness of Arrogant Bastard (5.11a).

Well worth the short walk not only for the quality climbing, but for the lack of traffic common in the more popular areas of the Pinnacles.

Routes listed from left to right:

Supercalibelgolistic (5.9+)
Old Guardian (5.10b)
Vertical Epic (5.10a)
Arrogant Bastard (5.11a)

Getting There 

From the upper parking area (near Wilbur's Tombstone etc.) walk north along the dirt approach road and then cut left along a trail, which starts behind a large dead tree, to reach the base of the wall. The approach takes all of five minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Stone Wall:
Supercalibelgolistic   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Vertical Epic   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Arrogant Bastard   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Pulling into the crux on Arrogant Bastard.

Arrogant Bastard 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Stone Wall
Boulder up onto a small ledge, clip a bolt and then climb thin face up to a huge, hanging flake which is liebacked up the overhanging face. The crux comes above the flake, where a tricky sequence on smallish holds gains a jug and somewhat easier climbing. Stays interesting all the way to the anchors, especially if pumped.For the grade as good as any route at the Pinnacles, with steep climbing on good holds and fun moves throughtout. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles.
BETA PHOTO: Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles.
Eric Odenthal at the crux of Arrogant Bastard.  Difficult moves and pumpy.
Eric Odenthal at the crux of Arrogant Bastard. Di...
Stand under the rope swing...to see this crag to the north
BETA PHOTO: Stand under the rope swing...to see this crag to t...
View from Stone wall
View from Stone wall
Chris on Supercalibelgolistic (5.9+), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Chris on Supercalibelgolistic (5.9+), Holcomb Vall...

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By Adam Stackhouse
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Aug 4, 2006
MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmm Visit the Stone Brewery in its new location in Escondido......
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Apr 3, 2013
This wall is a sun trap, it's warm here even in the winter, and in the summer it's baking.