GALLERY: PINNACLES NATIONAL MONUMENT
This is our local crag. Traditional style is ground up, stance placed gear and bolts (the height of mastery). Some routes have been drilled on aid (early moderate routes with a bolt ladder at the "crux") or aided from hooks (scary new wave technique of the 80's), then subsequently free climbed. A handful of climbers installed rap bolted sport routes in (mid 80's and early 90's) which significantly increased number of the clip, climb and lower routes found at popular crags. The 90's and beyond have seen a variety of first ascent techniques which pay respect to the traditions of earlier ascents on the same formation (ie Machete Ridge = ground up, Discovery Wall & Monolith = all styles, The Hand = ground up).
Call or email for route beta, pack a picnic lunch and come visit for some casual fun. There is climbing to please all ages, abilities and styles. And please remember to do you part and help protect and preserve The Pinnacles unique resources and climbing routes.

Pinnacles National Monument (NPS page)
Friends of Pinnacles (climbers advocacy group)
Rock Climbing at Pinnacles National Monument (Clint Cummins)
Pinnacles Campground (East Side)

Carla Werner is smooth on her first lead -
Dos Equis, 5.8 *** PG,
lower Machete Ridge
Dan Hikel gets a taste of Shake and Bake, 5.10a *** R, The Balconies

Diana scannin' for bolts. Oops did we camo those a bit too good?
Jumangi - I think 5.9 PG
Flumes Wall N.E. Face
Feburary 23
Tool Man rappels from Proclamation Pinnacle,
High Peaks West.
Cinco de Mayo 02
Todd Tempalski places a cam in a pocket halving the runout to the first bolt. Adrenaline Junkies 5.10c * PG Proclamation Pinnacle,
High Peaks West.
Cinco de Mayo 02
Todd Tempalski pulling past the first crux (2nd bolt).
Adrenaline Junkies 5.10c *
Proclamation Pinnacle,
High Peaks West.
Cinco de Mayo 02
Todd Tempalski about to turn the corner and face the second crux.
Adrenaline Junkies 5.10c * Proclamation Pinnacle,
High Peaks West.
Cinco de Mayo 02

Larry Arthur reaching for yet another...
Dos Equis, 5.8 *** PG
Lower Machete Ridge
May 19, 2002

Plug a cam, clip a bolt and make that move!
Alias Bandits Bench, 5.8 PG
Lower Machete Ridge
May 19, 2002
Todd traversing above tree line (with The Balconies in the background).
Alias Bandits Bench, 5.8 PG
Lower Machete Ridge
May 19, 2002
One bolt good, two bolts better - Larry leads the 5.9 start with his new BOULDER SFC's.
Machete Direct, 5.8 A1 or 5.12a
Lower Machete Ridge
March 10, 2003
If your not strainin' you ain't trainin' ... good end of the day burn.
Machete Direct, 5.8 A1 or 5.12a
Lower Machete Ridge
March 10, 2003

     
       

 

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