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The Balconies 


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Location: 36.50052, -121.20317 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Balconies is a wonderland of vertical chutes and home to Lava Falls and "Shake and Bake".


Getting There 

Approach by Balconies Trail.


9 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Balconies:
Lava Falls   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Shake-N-Bake   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For The Balconies
Dane Howell and Dave Delkeskamp on Shake-N-Bake.  Photo credit:  Vickie Garagliano

Shake-N-Bake 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : Central Coast : ... : The Balconies
Shake-N-Bake is a Pinnacles classic. Three older bolts bring you to the first anchor which is two old bolts and one new one. It is possible to get a decent nut in before traversing out to the first bolt. The theme here is traversing on okay but not great rock. Challenging for the follower as well as the leader. Pitches two and three offer wonderful "silo" style stemming up a water streak. Rock quality on pitches two and three is good by Pinnacles standards and most of the bolts are newer. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Balconies as seen from top of Machete on a clear winter's day.
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By Mark Doliner
May 26, 2013

FYI The Balconies cliff face containing Lava Falls and Shake and Bake was sunny in the morning and came into the shade around 2pm yesterday, May 25.