Elevation: 6,156 ft
GPS: 36.655, -118.847 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 426 total · 37/month
Shared By: Keelan Carothers on Jul 3, 2020
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Always check SEKI road conditions and peregrine closures Details

Description

Stony Creek is very much so as the name describes: a beautiful flowing creek that leads you to large granite slabs of seemingly untouched, and at times wet, rock. It's a secluded crag with room for development, especially for moderate slab routes. A beautiful left facing dihedral in the middle of the crag has a nice 220' moderate on it. It's a fun 'rest-day' spot, easy climbing, beautiful views, secluded, and with amazing backcountry camping nearby. With Chimney Rocks and Big Baldy nearby it's worth it to stop by for a more relaxed afternoon. 4-wheel drive car doesn't hurt, but we were able to do the drive in a 2-wheel drive cargo van and a small suv.

Try as I might I could not find any information on climbing history here, and all the routes I climbed had no evidence of previous ascents, but please, if anyone has any information on having had climbed here I will gladly edit this!

Getting There

There is a semi-rough forest road on the south side just past Stony Creek Campground if driving west on the 198. The turn off to the small forest road is just a couple minutes past the campground, it can be a little hard to spot, but will be obvious enough. It goes past several rustic campsites, leading all the way down to the last one that almost overlooks the intersection of Woodward Creek and Stony Creek. Park (or camp!) near here, and follow a rough trail down, passing cairns down the hill. Be warned, there are very slippery rocks and some steep drop-offs on the approach as you get down to the creek. There are also a couple warning signs posted in the area about the slippery rocks and cold water. We did not go swimming in the pools we saw on the initial approach, which is I'm sure what the signs warn of. The climbing area itself is very calm and easy to access without much difficulty or risk.

Cross Woodward Creek and go up to the intersection of the two. Continue south along slabs following Stony Creek. More creek jumping and easy scrambling leads up to a 220' left facing dihedral with a fun moderate on it, nice swimming, and potential for some development to make a more full day out.

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