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Stonewall Peak

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One hour east of downtown San Diego lies Stonewall Peak, in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. This is home to some serious old-school routes - expect moderate choss, bring your 60m rope and a full rack with lots of slings. Some of the areas saw serious heat as a result of the fires so take a good look around before getting on any of the routes. However for most of the upper and lower tiers, expect fresh from the oven, tasty white granodiorite with good friction.
This area experienced HEAVY fires in October of 2003 and the effects of the fire will be seen for decades to come. As a result, pay special heed to trail advisories as unauthorized trail cutting, combined with seasonal rains will lead to heavy erosion. The area also sees cougar activity (at least it did before the fires.) Best if you're traveling in a group but carry a big stick anyhow.
Nearest town or city: San Diego
Directions: From San Diego, head east on Interstate 8 for about 45 minutes. Look for the turnoff for Descanso/SR-79. Head north staying on 79 for another 20minutes until you see "Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - Paso Picacho Campground" on your left. Park here ($6/day as of Oct 2005)
Latitude, Longitude: 32.96109, -116.57160
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Camping: Pay
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