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Elevation: 2,513 ft
GPS: 36.4895, -121.1979
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 4
Regular Route
Sport
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 40
Photographer's Delight
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 8
Regular Route
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 12
Regular Route
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Rappel Route
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Andy's Sunset
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Condor Condiment
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Piglet Pinnacle Southeast Face
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Abuela Cochinita
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Regular Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Condor Crag Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Burtons Below
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Little Javelina
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Condor Crag South - Traverse
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Regular Route Upper Juniper C… > Cone
 4
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Sport
Photographer's Delight High Peaks Central > Photographer's Delight
 40
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Sport
Regular Route High Peaks North > Tuff Dome
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Regular Route High Peaks North > Dragonfly Dome
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Rappel Route High Peaks Central > Burgundy Dome
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Andy's Sunset High Peaks South > Punctuation Pinnacle
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Condor Condiment High Peaks Central > Condor Crags
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Piglet Pinnacle Southeast Face Tunnel Trail > Piglet Pinnacle
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Abuela Cochinita High Peaks North > Spikes Peak
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Regular Route High Peaks Central > Long's Folly
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
St. Valentine's Day Massacre High Peaks Central > Condor Crags
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Condor Crag Regular Route High Peaks Central > Condor Crags
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Burtons Below High Peaks Central > Flatiron
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Little Javelina High Peaks North > Spikes Peak
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Condor Crag South - Traverse High Peaks Central > Condor Crags
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
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