Pinnacles West Rock Climbing
Remnants of an old mine, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
This area covers everything to the west of the Central Pinnacles and includes the Mushroom Boulder
, The Ingot
, The Mine Shaft
, Bullet Hole Wall
, the Lost and Found Crag and others.
Less frequented than the other parts of the Pinnacles, this area is a good place to escape the more crowded crags of the Central Pinnacles. Routes tend to be on huge blocks/boulders with a few exceptions.
Recommended routes in the area:
Starting from a large clearing southwest of the Pistol Whipped Wall
head west and then northwest along a narrow dirt road (passing an old cement foundation on the left) which leads to a large circular parking area (used for the Mushroom Boulder, Bullet Hole Wall and The Ingot).
The road continues west and then southwest passing some old mines on both sides of the road, and then uphill for a section until you reach another parking area near the Vice Wall
(park here for the Vice Wall, Double P Wall and The Saloon).
Further along the road heads south and downhill passing a parking area for The Mine Shaft
, which sits just past an obvious open mine.
It's about a 10-20 minute walk from the Central Pinnacles depending upon which crag you're visiting; driving will lessen the approach time, but be advised that larger/longer vehicles may have some difficulty in negotiating the narrow, twisting dirt roads of the area; a four wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended
Climbing Season For the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles area.
Weather station 4.7 miles from here
26 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pinnacles West
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pinnacles West:
Featured Route For Pinnacles West
Harsh 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b CA
: San Bernardino Mountains
: ... : Mushroom Boulder
Make easy moves onto a sloping ledge to reach a high 1st bolt which is best stick clipped. Thin edges with marginal feet (crux) pass the 1st bolt and soon become larger as you reach the next bolt. Pull the roof on good holds and saunter up the upper face to anchors.This route is basically a boulder problem (which is somewhat reachy) to easier moves above, as well as being one of the hardest routes at the Pinnacles....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
An old mine in the area. Photo by Blitzo.
The Mine Shaft. Photo by Blitzo.
An interesting rock formation, Holcomb Valley Pinn...
The Ingot, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles