Let’s get our climb on at Pinnacles National Monuments.
I wanted to go climbing at Pinnacles for my Bday, I figured it would be nice to go climbing with folks from GYCO.
Due to the popularity of the place, plan on showing up early, before 8 AM. Will leave the parking area at 8:05 AM. There is no cell reception at Pinnacles.
We will meet at the trail head located at the East Side Parking Lot at 8 am.
Directions from the North:
From the San Francisco Bay Area to the East Entrance:
Take Hwy 101 south through the city of Gilroy to Hwy 25 south. On Hwy 25, go through the town of Hollister and continue about 30 miles to Hwy 146. Turn right on Hwy 146, then turn left into the Pinnacles Campground to check in at Pinnacles Visitor Center. From the campground, the Bear Gulch Area is 3.5 miles further into the park along Hwy 146.
From the South:
To the East Entrance:
Take Hwy 101 North to the town of King City. Exit at 1st Street. Turn right toward King City. Continue straight until 1st St turns into Bitterwater Rd (Monterey County G13). Follow Bitterwater Rd until it intersects Hwy 25. Turn left on Hwy 25 (North) and follow for ~15 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 146 to enter the park. Turn left into the Pinnacles Campground and check in at Pinnacles Visitor Center. The Bear Gulch Area is 3.5 miles further into the park along Hwy. 146.
The Sisters, The Frog and The Discovery Wall.
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