Login with Facebook
Stone Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Arrogant Bastard S 
Old Guardian S 
Ruination S 
Supercalibelgolistic S 
Vertical Epic S 

Stone Wall  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 34.3119, -116.8792 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 11,731
Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 1, 2006

58° | 43°

67° | 50°

73° | 53°

74° | 53°

74° | 52°

73° | 54°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Eric Odenthal at the crux of Arrogant Bastard. Di...


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)
Ruination (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

For the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Stone Wall:
Ruination   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Supercalibelgolistic   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Vertical Epic   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Old Guardian   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Arrogant Bastard   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Browse More Classics in Stone Wall

Featured Route For Stone Wall
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

Photos of Stone Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles  A. Old Guard...
BETA PHOTO: Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles A. Old Guard...
Chris on Supercalibelgolistic (5.9), Holcomb Valle...
Chris on Supercalibelgolistic (5.9), Holcomb Valle...
Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles.
Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles.
View from Stone wall
View from Stone wall
Stand under the rope swing...to see this crag to t...
BETA PHOTO: Stand under the rope swing...to see this crag to t...
Gargoyle along the trail to the Stone Wall, Holcom...
Gargoyle along the trail to the Stone Wall, Holcom...

Comments on Stone Wall Add Comment
Show which comments
By Adam Stackhouse
Aug 4, 2006
MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmm Visit the Stone Brewery in its new location in Escondido......
By Chris Owen
From: 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.
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!