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West Side Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.4918, -121.2096 View Map  Incorrect?
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40 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Side:
Costanoan   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 4 pitches   The Citadel
Old Original   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   Machete Ridge Area
Walk the Plank   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Chockstone Dome
The Inn Crowd   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 190'   The Balconies
Regular Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Elephant Rock
Dos Equis   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Machete Ridge Area
Cool Daze   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Flumes Formation
Rebecca's Sailing   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Flumes Formation
Bits and Pieces   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Flumes Formation
Lava Falls   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   The Balconies
Kibbles and Bits   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Flumes Formation
Nipples and Knobs   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Flumes Formation
Shake-N-Bake   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   The Balconies
Machete Direct    5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b A1 R     Trad, Sport, Aid, 6 pitches, 700'   Machete Ridge Area
Cuidado!   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   Machete Ridge Area
Power Tools   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   The Citadel
Mission Impossible   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   Whitetail Rock
Son of Dawn Wall   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A0-1 PG13     Trad, Sport, Aid, 4 pitches, 500'   Machete Ridge Area
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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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