BETA PHOTO: Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
A. Old Guard...
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
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+) Old Guardian
(5.10b) Vertical Epic
(5.10a) Arrogant Bastard
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.
Weather station 4.7 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Featured Route For Stone Wall
Arrogant Bastard 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: 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 CA
Local Information for Stone Wall
BETA PHOTO: Stone Wall, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles.
Eric Odenthal at the crux of Arrogant Bastard. Di...
BETA PHOTO: Stand under the rope swing...to see this crag to t...
Chris on Supercalibelgolistic (5.9+), Holcomb Vall...
By Chris Owen
From: La Crescenta and 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.