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The lower of 3 tiers at Stonewall Peak. The rightmost tier as viewed from the approach. Hosts the area classic "Frito Bandito". Much of the rock here is crumbly and can cause headache when face climbing as well as serious rope drag due to being J-Tree grainy. Use of slings and back-cleaning gear can help with rope drag issue.
Head up from the hiker's trail or down from the peak. Continue over the railing, in the direction the trail was going before it ended and scramble down from there.
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Friable Icicle 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : San Diego County : ... : Lower Tier
Situated between Frito Bandito and Shady Lane. Head up a finger crack to under a roof. Pull the roof (straight up) to a ledge. Head up and left and lieback a wide crack. Up and left around a bush lies the bolted rap anchor. Due to the nature of the area and zero traffic on this route the rock is rough and friable in parts. I dislodged a 20 pound flake on the FA with negligible force. Due to my being cavalier on the FA, I went up with only a t-shirt for warmth. After pulling the roof rope...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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