Elevation: 2,513 ft
GPS: 36.49, -121.198 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John Knight on Sep 3, 2008 · Updates
Admins: andy patterson, Aron Quiter, Bruce Hildenbrand, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Sunny, shady, windy, long approach, crowds, seclusion, and incredible views. The High Peaks has it all. There are hundreds of pinnacles to choose from at all grades. Depending on the day, it can have a very "alpine" feel.

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Getting There

Take the Juniper Canyon trail from the west side or the High Peaks trail from the east side. You can't miss it. Just keep going till you run out of "up". The 2 mile (+/-) approach is steep, has plenty of switchbacks, a 1000' elevation gain, and takes over an hour. Bring lots of water.

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Classic Climbing Routes at High Peaks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
 35
Photographer's Delight
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Regular Route
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 9
Regular Route
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
Rappel Route
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Andy's Sunset
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Condor Condiment
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Piglet Pinnacle Southeast Face
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Abuela Cochinita
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Regular Route
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 12
Burtons Below
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Little Javelina
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Condor Crag South - Traverse
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
The Shaft
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Photographer's Delight High Peaks Central > Photographer's Delight
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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Sport
Regular Route High Peaks North > Tuff Dome
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Regular Route High Peaks North > Dragonfly Dome
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Rappel Route High Peaks Central > Burgundy Dome
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Andy's Sunset High Peaks South > Punctuation Pinnacle
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Condor Condiment High Peaks Central > Condor Crags
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Piglet Pinnacle Southeast Face Tunnel Trail > Piglet Pinnacle
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Abuela Cochinita High Peaks North > Spikes Peak
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Regular Route High Peaks Central > Long's Folly
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Burtons Below High Peaks Central > Flatiron
 12
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Little Javelina High Peaks North > Spikes Peak
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Condor Crag South - Traverse High Peaks Central > Condor Crags
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Shaft High Peaks South > Shaft
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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