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The Balconies

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Brosseau Finish, The T 
Desperate Abandon T 
Gold Line T 
Inn Crowd, The T 
Lava Falls T 
No Sense of Measure S 
Powers That Be, The S 
Premeditated T 
Shake-N-Bake T 

The Balconies Rock Climbing 


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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.

Climbing Season

For the West Side area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Balconies

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Balconies:
The Inn Crowd   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 190'   
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
Rock Climbing Photo: Dane Howell and Dave Delkeskamp on Shake-N-Bake.  ...

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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Rock Climbing Photo: Balconies as seen from top of Machete on a clear w...
BETA PHOTO: Balconies as seen from top of Machete on a clear w...
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo map of the Upper Tier-West End. The big hole ...
BETA PHOTO: Topo map of the Upper Tier-West End. The big hole ...

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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.

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