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Pinnacles National Monument

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.

http://www.nps.gov/pinn/planyourvisit/upload/PINNmap1-1.pdf

The Sisters, The Frog and The Discovery Wall.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/California/Central_California_Coast/Pinnacles_National_Monument/Sisters__The/

http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/California/Central_California_Coast/Pinnacles_National_Monument/Frog__The/

http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/California/Central_California_Coast/Pinnacles_National_Monument/Discovery_Wall/

Please answer the question on the RSVP, lack of answers will put you on the bottom of the list to be confirmed for this meet up.

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  • Michael A.

    http://flickr.com/gp/96570594@N04/59r1tD/

    Just a few photos. Good climbing with you all!

    May 27, 2013

    • Michael D.

      Save me some too boy :) It will be great to have for sharp rock areas near anchor points like above at Disovery Wall

      June 4, 2013

    • Michael A.

      I fixed the permissions on this so you can download them

      June 24, 2013

  • Aaron

    Here are the photos from Saturday.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/96623463@N02/

    So much fun!

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a blast.

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Steve--I'm sorry to be getting back to you do late but my excuse is that I was climbing! Thanks so much for the ride, my number is[masked]-0604. Should I meet you somewhere or will you be able to pick me up? I'm at 18th and Dolores.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pinnacles tomorrow - I am super excited. However few last min reminders: 1. Water - if you have a camelback bring it or bring as much as water you can carry yourself comfortably. 2. Headlamp or flashlight - if you have a headlamp please bring it - if the cave is open we will be going through it - trust me it awesome to go through the cave. 3. Hat - if you are sensitive to exposure to sun please bring a hat. 4. Sunscreen Looks like everyone is meeting up at my place at 630 am and we will caravan from my place. If you do not have my address please contact me at[masked]-2663. If you have any last min suggestions or concerns please contact me. Vikram

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok So far here is the carpool list - Arron - Driver - with Me, Ben and Mai

    Steve Driver - with Seema, Andy and Flavia. Steve and Aaron - Please let me know if this doesn't work for you. Please contact me at[masked]-2663. Passengers please make sure to chip in gas $$ to drivers. I am working coordinating carpool for others but we are short on drivers and vehicles.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone coming from SF I can tag along with for a ride.
    More than happy to chip in for gas, or buy you lunch =)

    May 22, 2013

    • Michael D.

      Seema, can you take the lovely Flavia above who lives near Dolores park?

      May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Seema!

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    anybody driving from sunnyvale?

    May 21, 2013

    • Michael D.

      ben can you take one more above from SF?

      May 24, 2013

    • Ben M.

      Michael, I'm not driving, I'm getting a ride with Aaron. I live in Sunnyvale, so SF is way out of the way in any case.

      Aaron, my phone number is[masked], please text me and I'll text you back with my address (about a block away from the corner of El Camino and Lawrence). Looks like the plan is, you pick me up around 6:10am then we head together to Vikram's by 6:30am then head out from there.

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It seems like several people need help situating rides. Please contact me at[masked] I will help coordinate as best as I can.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in Milpitas. Can I car pool with someone? I can drive but I am new to the area and have a very good record of losing my way without google maps.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like we have a full house for this meetup. A bunch of us are meeting up at my place in San Jose at 630 am and then headed out. If anyone else wants to meet up please text me at[masked] and I can give you my address

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be driving from Redwood City, if anyone needs a ride.

    May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Steve please contact me at[masked] when you get a chance

      May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    change in plan....

    May 22, 2013

  • Nicolette C L.

    Nursing an injury : (

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you are coming to this meetup and have a ropes, anchor building gear, quick draws, webbers Please bring them. Looking forward to seeing all of you this Saturday.

    May 21, 2013

  • Kevin

    Crap, I made plans this weekend assuming I would stay on the wait list. My bad.

    May 21, 2013

  • Mark

    freeing up my spot since I had plans to be in yosemite for the other meetup and just now noticed that the dates overlap. Have fun!

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still in.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Aaron

    I'm still in for Pinnacles. Should be a great way to celebrate your birthday!

    May 19, 2013

  • Ben M.

    I'm still in as well. Vikram, never got an answer to my 5/3 question: Is the meet up time still 8am? Is the meet up at the east side parking lot? The description still mentions CRSP.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We have several people on the wait list. If everyone could take a moment and confirm their RSVP for the upcoming Saturday it would really help in organizing this meet up.

    May 19, 2013

  • JJJ

    Dang, now that the day got changed, I can't make it anymore. Thanks!

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please mak sure to check your RSVPs we have a waitlist. Please sure answer the questions when you RSVP

    May 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm good with the changed date.

      May 3, 2013

  • Ben M.

    Looks like the date and location radically changed, but the time is still 8am? Might want to camp there if we're meeting that early, rather than driving out around 5:30...

    The description still has some Castle Rock details, but Pinnacles really does have no cell reception at all. I assume the meetup will be at the east side parking lot?

    May 3, 2013

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