Elevation: 3,250 ft
GPS: 32.664, -116.26 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: FrankM on Jul 7, 2008
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Salamanizer Ski

Description

It's location is in the middle of the desert so peek months are usually October-April. There's barely people there and the rock is featured/textured granite with tons of climbing. There are an infinite amount of boulders and the prime spot to do some leads are at Lowenbrau Pinnacle. LP is 2 pitches tall with a handful of quality leads.

Getting There

Interstate 8 to 94/Campo Exit- turn right (south) to Old Hwy 80 (left) - drive east almost 2 miles, left on McCain Valley Road- onto dirt road at McCain Valley Recreation Area sign... Lark Canyon is 2.7 miles in, Pinnacle Circuit is 5.3 miles in.

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Classic Climbing Routes at McCain Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 3
Pity The Fool
Boulder
C2
 4
Crack Up
Aid
A3 R
 4
Where's The Breeze
Trad, Aid
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 22
Direct North Boulder
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Ski Tracks
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Green Book
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Short Link
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Right Over
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Slama Jama
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
No Hope II
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Crack
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Crackin Up
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pity The Fool Cottonwood Giants > Big T
 3
V3 6A Boulder
Crack Up Lowenbrau Pinnacle
 4
C2 Aid
Where's The Breeze Lowenbrau Pinnacle
 4
A3 R Trad, Aid
Direct North Boulder Lowenbrau Pinnacle
 22
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Ski Tracks Lowenbrau Pinnacle
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Green Book Lowenbrau Pinnacle
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Short Link Lowenbrau Pinnacle
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Right Over Lowenbrau Pinnacle
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Slama Jama Lowenbrau Pinnacle
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
No Hope II Lowenbrau Pinnacle
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Crack Lowenbrau Pinnacle
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Crackin Up Lowenbrau Pinnacle
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
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