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Areas in Central Pinnacles

Bonsai Boulder 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Camp Rock 1 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Claim Jumper Wall 6 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Coyote Crag 5 / 7 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Doc Holliday Wall 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Gold Wall 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Gunsmoke Wall 5 / 10 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Incinerator Wall 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Mad Cow Wall 3 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Moonshine Dome 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Motherlode Rock 7 / 25 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 33
Pistol Whipped Wall 2 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Prairie Squid Wall 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Rose Red Wall 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Skyy Slab 3 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Thunderbird Wall 3 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Tombstone Pit 3 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Wilbur's Tombstone 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 34.308, -116.879 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: C Miller on Mar 14, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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
Psychedelic Sluice
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Gold Standard
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bye Crackie
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Coyotes at Sunset
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shoot at Will
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Magic Poodle
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Golden Poodle
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ricochet
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Claim Jumper
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
One Armed Bandit
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Golden Nugget
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Powder Keg
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Pistol Pete
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Doc's Holiday
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Coyotes in the Henhouse
Sport
Psychedelic Sluice Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - E Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Gold Standard Gold Wall 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Bye Crackie Coyote Crag 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Coyotes at Sunset Coyote Crag 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Shoot at Will Tombstone Pit 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Black Magic Poodle Coyote Crag 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Golden Poodle Coyote Crag 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Ricochet Pistol Whipped Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Claim Jumper Claim Jumper Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
One Armed Bandit Claim Jumper Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Golden Nugget Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - E Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Powder Keg Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - N Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pistol Pete Doc Holliday Wall 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Doc's Holiday Doc Holliday Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Coyotes in the Henhouse Claim Jumper Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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Alex Fletcher
Anaheim, CA
Alex Fletcher   Anaheim, CA
Anyone looking for a view extending for miles in every direction nearly a hundred feet off the ground should definitely visit the top of the rock which is named Skyy Slab, Gold Wall, Coyote Crag, and Mad Cow Wall from the Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast faces respectively. While I was there on July 4th weekend 2016, we met some high liners at the top that had lines extending from the top of here to Doc Holiday wall (Approximately 50' line) and another extending from here to Motherlode Rock on the south east corner (Approximately a 140' line). There are bolts in the rock for just such a thing. You can climb any number of routes on Coyote Crag and the longest on Gold wall to reach the top out or you can scramble as the high liners did from the far right side of Coyote Crag. Jul 5, 2016
Chris D
the couch
Chris D   the couch
Ryan,

You should climb then down-climb each route twice. Then they will seem long. Soon, an El Cap Day will be in the bag. Nov 7, 2013
Climb To Safety
california
Climb To Safety   california
after much praise about the pinnacles from Chris D, i finally made it out here. Can't wait to go back, the rock is fantastic, only wish the climbs were longer. Sep 19, 2013

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