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Coyote Crag

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Black Magic Poodle S 
Bye Crackie S 
Coyotes at Sunset S 
Eight Second Ride S 
Es Muy Bueno T 
Golden Poodle S 
Golden Spike S 
High Noon S 
Hootenanny T 
Pass the Bucket T 
Red Brewster T 
Saddle Tramp TR 
Western Farm Service T 

Coyote Crag Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 34.3078, -116.8781 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Coyote Crag, one of the most popular crags in the area, is located at the southern edge of the Central Pinnacles and its sunny, well-featured southeast face is home to many classic moderates routes of the area.

Almost all of the climbs here have excellent rock and tend to be vertical with plentiful holds and a brief crux. Recommended routes here include Bye Crackie (5.7), Coyotes at Sunset (5.8), Black Magic Poodle (5.9) and Golden Poodle (5.9).

During the summer the climbs here go into the shade by mid-to-late afternoon, something to consider when the weather is hot.

Routes from L - R 

Black Magic Poodle (5.9)
Golden Spike (5.10b)
Hootenanny (5.10a)
High Noon (5.10b)
Golden Poodle (5.9)
Pass the Bucket (5.8 PG13)
Coyotes at Sunset (5.8)
Bye Crackie (5.7)
Es Muy Bueno (5.8)
Western Farm Service (5.8)
Red Brewster (5.9 R)

and further right on a separate block are

Eight Second Ride (5.8)
Saddle Tramp (5.9 TR)

Getting There 

From the northern parking area hike south down the 4 wheel drive road and then cut east past the southern end of the Ampitheatre, where the crag will come into view. This approach takes about 5-10 minutes.

From the southern parking area hike north following the trail from Parking Lot Rock, passing the east face of Lost Orbit Rock, until the crag will come into view. This approach takes about 10-15 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',5],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Coyote Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Coyote Crag:
Bye Crackie   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pass the Bucket   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Coyotes at Sunset   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Black Magic Poodle   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Golden Poodle   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Golden Spike   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
High Noon   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Coyote Crag

Featured Route For Coyote Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Newheart climbing.

Black Magic Poodle 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Coyote Crag
Begin this route by climbing a wedged log until possible to grab some holds and pull onto the rock. Once on the rock climb up to a bulge which can be pulled directly or slightly to the left (easier). Higher, interesting face climbing on good holds leads to a steep finish with amazingly good holds. The route ends at a bolted anchor just where the angle starts to kicks back.Lots of fun climbing on this with a few tricky moves down low and a slightly pumpy finish on incut holds. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californicum) at the base...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful Coyote Crag
Beautiful Coyote Crag
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40mph winds
Rock Climbing Photo: panoramic view of the valley south of Coyote Crag....
panoramic view of the valley south of Coyote Crag....
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun with pano at Coyote Crag
Fun with pano at Coyote Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Coyote Crag with the top of the Doc Holiday Wall v...
BETA PHOTO: Coyote Crag with the top of the Doc Holiday Wall v...
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Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum), Holcomb V...
Rock Climbing Photo: Coyote Crag Middle Routes
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Rock Climbing Photo: Coyote Crag Right Routes
BETA PHOTO: Coyote Crag Right Routes

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