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Lower Tier 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Middle Tier 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Stonewall Peak, Cuyamaca State Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Upper Tier 10 / 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14

Description

Small rocky peak located across the 79 from Cuyamaca Peak. There is a maintained trail to the top which is popular with local campers. The peak lies within Rancho Cuyamaca State Park. No new fixed gear is allowed. There is however some old fixed gear which should be replaced.

Pick up the San Diego climbing guidebook by Dave Kennedy and Chris Hubbard for more detailed information.
Current San Diego County Advisories Details

Getting There

Take the 8 to highway 79. Park on the left side of the road in Paso Picacho campground for a small fee. Cross the road and head up the hiker's trail.

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Gregory Cooper
San Diego
Gregory Cooper   San Diego
I heard that you have to rappel to get to these climbs, is that true, or is there a climbers trail somewhere? Mar 5, 2017
Martin Veillon
El Cajon, Calif.
Martin Veillon   El Cajon, Calif.
Although I regret I can't commit to the Nov. date to go to Stonewall, I will be going there this month as we're camping at Oakzanita campground for the last 3 weeks of Oct.
So many great memories there before the fire, walks through the forest on both trails, so many birds and animals and wonderfull varied climbing.
Climbing in the heat, snow, hail and ice, Santa Ana winds-truely a very special place here in wonderfull Southern Calif.
I will once again get with the rangers to get permission to replace the older bolts but not until I've completed my work at Descanso's Wildwood Glenn area.
Then back to Lawson Peak to do likewise.
I also have a topo of Lawson Peak area that I'll post tomorrow.
Have fun and listen to the wind in your hair. Oct 4, 2012
samantha iacobello
los angeles, ca
samantha iacobello   los angeles, ca
From early spring to late summer this area grows dense with chaparral brush and lovely, potent smelling flowers. April - June insects swarm collecting pollen from new blooms. Reptiles are seen on trails more.
July - Sept the climate is very hot, sunny, dry, dusty. October - February turkey vultures and large hawks flock and the climate becomes much cooler and cloudy.

This 1.8 mile peak is good for beginners or for those who like to just hike through arid brush. May 26, 2009
Jim Thoen was involved in a couple of FAs here, but I don't remember the names he told me. Mar 18, 2008

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