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Shared By: John Knight on Jan 23, 2004 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: andy patterson, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This area, also known as Orange Rocks, sports 3 great "clip & go" routes from 5.10a to 5.10d. The bolts are in good condition and properly spaced. The rock is hard, clean, and has the texture of Joshua Tree Rock. It's in the sun almost all day long and dries out quickly after a rain shower. The left route is Gold Rush rated at 5.10b, the middle is Pete's 5.12 rated at 5.10d, and the right side is Mid-life Crisis rated at 5.10a. Gold Rush can be easily top roped by scrambling around to the left side of the tower. Pete's can be top roped with a bit more effort. An anchor bolt between Pete's & Mid-life will keep your belayer from falling down the hill. Step carefully to avoid damaging the vegetation! Since this area is right next to the summit trail, please be respectful of hikers by not sorting your gear on the access trail. As an added bonus, this area has great views of the City and Cerro San Luis.

Getting There

To get there from Cracked Wall, hike another 5 minutes up the summit trail. You can't miss it!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wild, Wild Western Pinnacles (aka Orange Rocks)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Mid-Life Crisis
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 36
Gold Rush/High Noon
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
Harlot's Slot / Pete's 5:12b
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mid-Life Crisis
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Gold Rush/High Noon
 36
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Harlot's Slot / Pete's 5:12b
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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