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Elevation: 7,561 ft 2,305 m
GPS: 34.30806, -116.87845
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Shared By: C Miller on Mar 14, 2007
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

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.

Getting There Suggest change

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.

187 Total Climbs

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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
 248
Gold Standard
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 192
Psychedelic Sluice
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 411
Bye Crackie
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 422
Coyotes at Sunset
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 183
Black Magic Poodle
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 250
Golden Poodle
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 171
Ricochet
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 272
Claim Jumper
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 267
One Armed Bandit
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 279
Powder Keg
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 377
Pistol Pete
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 210
Doc's Holiday
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 279
Coyotes in the Henhouse
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 34
The Showdown
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 114
The Incinerator
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gold Standard Gold Wall
 248
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Psychedelic Sluice Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - E Face
 192
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Bye Crackie Coyote Crag
 411
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Coyotes at Sunset Coyote Crag
 422
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Black Magic Poodle Coyote Crag
 183
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Golden Poodle Coyote Crag
 250
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Ricochet Pistol Whipped Wall
 171
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Claim Jumper Claim Jumper Wall
 272
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
One Armed Bandit Claim Jumper Wall
 267
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Powder Keg Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - N Face
 279
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pistol Pete Doc Holliday Wall
 377
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Doc's Holiday Doc Holliday Wall
 210
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Coyotes in the Henhouse Claim Jumper Wall
 279
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Showdown Pistol Whipped Wall
 34
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Incinerator Incinerator Wall
 114
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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