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Lowenbrau Pinnacle 

McCain Valley 


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Lowenbrau Pinnacle
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Description 

It's location is in the middle of the desert so peek months are usually October-April. There's barely people there and the rock is featured/textured granite with tons of climbing. There are an infinite amount of boulders and the prime spot to do some leads are at Lowenbrau Pinnacle. LP is 2 pitches tall with a handful of quality leads.


Getting There 

Interstate 8 to 94/Campo Exit- turn right (south) to Old Hwy 80 (left) - drive east almost 2 miles, left on McCain Valley Road- onto dirt road at McCain Valley Recreation Area sign... Lark Canyon is 2.7 miles in, Pinnacle Circuit is 5.3 miles in.


17 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for McCain Valley:
Not known   A2 R     Aid   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
Direct North Boulder   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
Ski Tracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
Green Book   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
Slama Jama   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
No Hope II   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Lowenbrau Pinnacle
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Featured Route For McCain Valley
Bryan on Green Book

Green Book 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : San Diego County : ... : Lowenbrau Pinnacle
The whole climb is consistent difficulty. Finger dihedral most of the climb with cool stemming positions. Easy exit for finish with fist crack/jug....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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