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Areas in Stonewall Peak

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
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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.

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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Jim Thoen was involved in a couple of FAs here, but I don't remember the names he told me. Mar 18, 2008
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
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
Gregory Cooper
Phoenix Arizona
Gregory Cooper   Phoenix Arizona
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
Climbed 'Babies on Fire' on Oct 17, 2018. We scrambled around down along the wall to get to the climb. The whole place is so choked with manzanita that it kind of sucked. Getting to lower wall looks even suckier. If I had it to do again, I'd probably hop over the railing then scramble down the 4th class, then setup a rappel anchor, it would probably take two rappels to get all the way down. You would need familiarity with the place to do this so as to climb back up the way you came. We carried our packs with us back up the climb so as to not have to bushwack a second time.

I suppose this place is not climbed much. It really needs a group with pruning shears to clear the base. Oct 18, 2018

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