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DO NOT CLIMB WHEN WET! WAIT 7 DAYS BEFORE CLIMBING - LET THE ROCK FULLY DRY OUT.
The local area for the climbers of Los Angeles; Stoney Point can boast to be one of the very first bouldering areas anywhere. Its historic significance should not be underestimated - many of America's luminaries cut their teeth here: Royal Robbins, Yvon Chouinard, Bob Kamps, Ron Kauk, John Long and John Bachar, to name but a few.
This sandstone crag is surrounded by many fine boulders and there are some great top rope problems on the walls, and in the canyons. At its best, the rock is fine grained and quite compact, which makes it very kind on the hands and enables long bouldering sessions. There are also many flakes, which break easily, especially after prolonged rain, so take great care after such weather. Because of this, the bouldering at Stoney Point does take on a kind of ephemeral state; as holds break off you'll find your recent send to be a thing of the past. This raises another issue as some "climbers" have resorted to chipping and otherwise modifying the rock - needless to say this is utterly unacceptable. There's a lot of variety here and one can put together quite an eclectic cocktail of boulder problems for an excellent training session.
This is traditionally a bouldering and top-roping area - do not add bolts to existing routes and turn them into sport climbs - that's not what Stoney Point is about - respect the local climbing ethics. TOP ROPE ANCHORS: don't add bolts to TR routes which do not currently have them. If you have static line, carabiners etc. you can set those routes up without adding bolts.
The climbing season lasts all year long although in the summer it can get very hot, and of course, as stated earlier, rain stops play.
There's a lot of trash and graffiti at Stoney Point, and it's a bloody crying shame. There's usually a clean-up effort at least once a year and local climbers are encouraged to attend and contribute whenever possible. Stoney Point is a city park - granted mainly through the efforts of climbers.
Do not destroy flora or fauna just to get to your boulder problem, life here is very fragile and one selfish/brutish act will spoil it for all of us. God forbid the place would be closed because of an egotistical idiot.
Information on recent rain at Stoney Point can be found here: https://www.wetrockpolice.com/stoneypoint.
Forums & Threads:
Where available I have added a link to a video segment of the applicable problem - Jon McCartie is generously donating this resource.
Matt Braunstein's mesmerizing and poetic video of hard boulder problems at Turlock and B1 Boulder: youtube.com/watch?v=RHdh51t… .
Cole Gibson's exciting upcoming documentary:
Cole Gibson's homage to the essential summer evening scene:
Eye on LA Video Short from the 70's:
Not especially about Stoney Point, rather a good, humorous account of the V system written by Mr. Sherman himself.
Classic Climbing Routes at Stoney Point
Days w Precip