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Stonewall Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,730'
Location: 32.9599, -116.572 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Stonewall Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stonewall Peak:
Little Dihedral   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   Upper Tier
Babies on Fire   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Upper Tier
Sierra Club RCS Railing route Left   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 25'   Upper Tier
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Featured Route For Stonewall Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Frito Bandito.  Route starts to the right of the r...

Frito Bandito 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  California : San Diego County : ... : Lower Tier
Long route that has it all. Highball face climbing leads to the first piece of gear. Head left around a roof, then up a nice hand crack. Up and right to a small roof (pulling roof is great fun). Up friable face climbing past two bolts (crux). Belay at ledge or climb up the hand crack for a nice finish. Watch rope drag across the rough rock. Use slings and it is highly recommended to back-clean the first pieces in the first roof traverse.Walk left from belay (40') to bolted rap anchor. 1...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Peace In Mississippi (5.10)
Peace In Mississippi (5.10)
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Rock Climbing Photo: Stonewall Peak topos from Martin Veillon # 1
Stonewall Peak topos from Martin Veillon # 1
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down to the campground/ parking lot.
BETA PHOTO: Looking down to the campground/ parking lot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stonewall Peak as seen from the approach.  Note th...
BETA PHOTO: Stonewall Peak as seen from the approach. Note th...

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By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 18, 2008
Jim Thoen was involved in a couple of FAs here, but I don't remember the names he told me.
By samantha iacobello
From: los angeles, ca
May 26, 2009
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.
By Martin Veillon
From: El Cajon, Calif.
Oct 4, 2012
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.
By Gregory Cooper
From: San Diego
Mar 5, 2017
I heard that you have to rappel to get to these climbs, is that true, or is there a climbers trail somewhere?

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