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Routes in Stone Wall

Arrogant Bastard S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Old Guardian S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ruination S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Supercalibelgolistic S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Vertical Epic S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Elevation: 7,671 ft
GPS: 34.311, -116.879 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 1, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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)
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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Stone Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Supercalibelgolistic
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Ruination
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 59
Vertical Epic
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Old Guardian
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 33
Arrogant Bastard
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Supercalibelgolistic
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ruination
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Vertical Epic
 59
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Old Guardian
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Arrogant Bastard
 33
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmm Visit the Stone Brewery in its new location in Escondido...... Aug 4, 2006
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
This wall is a sun trap, it's warm here even in the winter, and in the summer it's baking. Apr 3, 2013
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Summer destination late afternoon... shady and good value. Jul 22, 2017

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