Elevation: 2,513 ft
GPS: 36.49, -121.198 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 29,781 total · 232/month
Shared By: John Knight on Sep 3, 2008
Admins: Aron Quiter, andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 21
Photographer's Delight
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 20
The Unmentionable
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Tuff Dome Regular Route
Trad, Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Dragonfly Dome, Regular Route
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Andy's Sunset Punctuation Pinnacle
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 10
Feather Canyon
Trad, Sport 9 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Condor Condiment
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Burtons Below
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Piglet Pinnacle Southeast Face
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Abuela Cochinita
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Erectile Dysfunction
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Little Javelina
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Photographer's Delight
 21
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Sport
The Unmentionable
 20
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad
Tuff Dome Regular Route
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Sport
Dragonfly Dome, Regular Route
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Andy's Sunset Punctuation P…
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Feather Canyon
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, Sport 9 pitches
Condor Condiment
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Burtons Below
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Piglet Pinnacle Southeast Face
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Abuela Cochinita
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Erectile Dysfunction
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Little Javelina
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
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If you climbed at the high peaks on 9/28/14 (Condor Condiments, Condor Crag South - Traverse, Photographers delight), I might have some pictures of you. Message me if you are interested. Sep 28, 2014
Left a trad draw atop The Sponge at the anchor 5/12/18. Not looking for it back but if you find it, that's how long it's been up there. May 19, 2018