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Routes in Machete Ridge

Corona S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cuidado! S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dos Equis S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Los Banditos T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A1
Lucky 13 -to- GP Headwall -to- Rock Around the Clock S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b A0
Machete Direct T,S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b A1 R
Old Original T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Robots of Dawn S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Son of Dawn Wall T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A0-1 PG13
Sons of the West T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c C0
Twinkle Toes Traverse T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Description

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 foranyone willing to lead 5.8 and above, and willing to commit atleast 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 toif you're on the west side of Pinnicles National Monument.

Type of rock... All sorts of shit. Volcanically generated looseshit that's scary and fun as hell.

This rock will be in the sun part of the day, and in the shadesome, depending on what you're climbing.

Classics: Machete Direct (5.12a or 5.8 A2) and Destiny (5.8).
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Getting There

Approach time: 15 minutes.From the West end parking lot, take the trail leading down to theBalconies and The Machete Ridge Area. After walking through aserious of large rocks (some up to 150' tall), you will finallyhave the Machete in view, in all of it's magnificance.The trail will lead into the Arch, which is a 300 foot long archthat allows some seriously highball bouldering, and thepossibility for a really really heinous start of a short route.

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huh? 1 1/2 miles long?

Not even close.I dare say it's not even a 1/2 mile long. A 1/4 mile? Doubt it.

Jul 25, 2003

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