Hi all, I’ve found a concentrated number of sport climbs in one particular area of West Pinnacles ranging in the[masked]a, much of it 2 to 3 pitches.(Please be comfortable with multipitch skills before joining this meetup). They are literally right next to each other or no more than a 5 to 10 minute walk from each other. I've decided on only a day trip. The routes are generally well bolted and a lot of fun. I have also made photocopies of the routes to take up with you on the multipitches. Weather dependent. Poor/no cell phone reception at parking lot, and no reception in park.
*Gear (rope, webbing, draws, shoes, harness, etc)
*Food & water
*Guide book or map of routes – Optional (I’ll bring photocopies of the routes)
* An adventuresome spirit
*Safety is key. Look at safety guidelines on discussion board
*Helmet- Belayers best wear a helmet, this place has loose rock as compared to most other places.
Come Get Your Climb On folks
We should consider carpooling and exchange phone numbers with carpools to communicate
Suggested routes: Flumes NE face, Badman Mezzanine, Toog's Tower(few supplemental cams/TR gear optional), Chockstone Dome, and Balconies(Balconies has long pitches would need a 2nd rope)
Directions from the North:
From the San Francisco Bay Area to the West Entrance: Take 101 south all the way down to to Soledad, turn left onto Front Street, Take the 3rd right onto East Street. Take the 3rd right onto CA-146 E/Metz Road, turn left onto CA-146/Shirtail Cyn Road, continue to follow CA-146 E. Turn Right onto CA 146W and all the way past the information center entrance area all the way to the parking lot at the very end of the road. Once you get off highway 101 in Soledad, there are signs that will direct you to Pinnacles west entrance that make the route fairly obvious.