Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 34.308, -116.879 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Mar 14, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This area covers all of the formations from the northern parking area south to Camp Rock and includes Coyote Crag, Claim Jumper Wall, Pistol Whipped Wall, Motherlode Rock, Gunsmoke Wall, Thunderbird Wall and much more.

This area truly is the heart of the Pinnacles and offers the greatest concentration of routes with the least amount of hiking in the entire region. The abundance of well-protected, featured moderates in the area makes it especially popular during the height of the season, so be warned if seeking solitude.

Recommended routes in the area:

Getting There

The northern parking area is located at the edge of the Central Pinnacles, making it an obvious choice to park and walk the 5-10 minutes required to reach any of the crags in the Central Pinnacles.

It's also possible to park at the southern parking area, near Parking Lot Rock, and walk north for 10 minutes to reach the southern end of the area near Coyote Crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central Pinnacles

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 192
Gold Standard
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 311
Bye Crackie
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 330
Coyotes at Sunset
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 126
Shoot at Will
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 124
Ricochet
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 215
Claim Jumper
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 206
One Armed Bandit
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 217
Powder Keg
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 290
Pistol Pete
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 82
Tombstone Shadow
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 96
Mighty Quinn
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 163
Doc's Holiday
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 216
Coyotes in the Henhouse
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 102
Long Arm of The Law
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 89
The Incinerator
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gold Standard Gold Wall
 192
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Bye Crackie Coyote Crag
 311
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Coyotes at Sunset Coyote Crag
 330
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Shoot at Will Tombstone Pit
 126
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Ricochet Pistol Whipped Wall
 124
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Claim Jumper Claim Jumper Wall
 215
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
One Armed Bandit Claim Jumper Wall
 206
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Powder Keg Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - N Face
 217
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pistol Pete Doc Holliday Wall
 290
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Tombstone Shadow Tombstone Pit
 82
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mighty Quinn Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - W Face
 96
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Doc's Holiday Doc Holliday Wall
 163
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Coyotes in the Henhouse Claim Jumper Wall
 216
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Long Arm of The Law Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - W Face
 102
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Incinerator Incinerator Wall
 89
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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