BETA PHOTO: Overveiw of Stonewall Peak, Lower Tier.
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.
Weather station 1.7 miles from here
9 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Forest Fire 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: San Diego County
: ... : Lower Tier
A slabby start forces you to not place any protection for the first 15-20 ft of the climb. After placing your first piece, continue up the obvious line to the right of the first roof-feature seen. The crux of the climb comes just underneath the first roof, as the shrubbery growing out of the small finger crack makes it hard to secure a good jam. Continue ~60 ft up the route to the second (and final) roof. Traverse left with some extreme exposure and finish out the final 10 ft with awesome han...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Apr 5, 2014
Climbed here on 3 April 2014. As Tom mentioned, rock is very friable. Climbed the far left friction route which has only three very old bolts, and Forest Fire (5.8 per Hubbard and Kennedy's guide), an amazing climb. Rap station listed at 100 feet, but we made it easily on one rope with multiple feet to spare.