Machete Ridge Rock Climbing
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Current Raptor Advisories for Pinnacles National Park nps.gov/pinn/planyourvisit/…
Closures effective as of the day after Martin Luther King Day- July 3. Check closure website for details on closed areas.
SPECIAL NOTICE: due to nesting condors the Machete Ridge area may be closed, from Dos Equis / Corona on west face then west around the south side to The Hideout including the popular Old Original. Check the NPS and Friends of Pinnacles websites for further information.
This crazy 700 foot wall holds some excellent routes, some trad, most sport. It's about 1/2 a mile long, so there's something for anyone willing to lead 5.8 and above, and willing to commit at least a few hours (if not a whole day) for some multipitch fun.You can also boulder in the arch, which is pretty easy to get to if you're on the west side of Pinnacles National Monument.
Type of rock... All sorts of shit. Volcanically generated loose shit that's scary and fun as hell.
This rock will be in the sun part of the day, and in the shade some, depending on what you're climbing.
Classics: Machete Direct (5.12a or 5.8 A2) and Destiny (5.8).
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Since 2018 a pair of condors has been trying to nest on the south end of Machete Ridge. When this happens all routes to the right(west) of Corona and extending west and south and around to The Hideout on the south face which includes Old Original are closed. More information is located here:
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