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Stone Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 34.3119, -116.8792 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 1, 2006


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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Stone Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stone Wall:
Supercalibelgolistic   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Ruination   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Vertical Epic   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Old Guardian   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Arrogant Bastard   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Stone Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling into the crux on Arrogant Bastard.

Arrogant Bastard 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Stone Wall
Boulder up onto a small ledge, clip a bolt and then climb thin face up to a huge, hanging flake which is liebacked up the overhanging face. The crux comes above the flake, where a tricky sequence on smallish holds gains a jug and somewhat easier climbing. Stays interesting all the way to the anchors, especially if pumped.For the grade as good as any route at the Pinnacles, with steep climbing on good holds and fun moves throughtout. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles  A. Old Guard...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Gargoyle along the trail to the Stone Wall, Holcom...
Gargoyle along the trail to the Stone Wall, Holcom...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris on Supercalibelgolistic (5.9), Holcomb Valle...
Chris on Supercalibelgolistic (5.9), Holcomb Valle...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stand under the rope see this crag to t...
BETA PHOTO: Stand under the rope see this crag to t...
Rock Climbing Photo: View from Stone wall
View from Stone wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles.
Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles.

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By Adam Stackhouse
Aug 4, 2006
MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmm Visit the Stone Brewery in its new location in Escondido......
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Apr 3, 2013
This wall is a sun trap, it's warm here even in the winter, and in the summer it's baking.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
3 days ago
Summer destination late afternoon... shady and good value.

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