Flumes Formation 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.
Welcome to the west side of the Pinnacles. The cliffs are taller and the crowds much smaller. The Flumes Formation is a great cliff for the intermediate leader. You have well bolted sport routes on decent rock. The routes range from 5.6 to 5.10 and make for a good days outing. Check out Kibbles and Bits, try linking it with Rebecca's Sailing for a fun long route or do it in two short pitches. The 5.8 overhang, makes an exciting finish.
If you are looking for a bit harder route, give Jumangi a try. It is a short route but has some committing moves. Don't feel like leading it, just traverse over from the top of Bits and Pieces or Tilting Terrace and set up a top rope.
Another good route is Nipples and Knobs 5.10a-b. This route shares the first bolt with Tilting Terrace and then heads up and right through steep knobs. It is well protected route and contains a two bolt chained anchor.
Classic Climbing Routes at Flumes Formation
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