Elevation: 6,977 ft
GPS: 36.2, -115.419 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Flava Flav on Jan 3, 2017
Admins: Justin Johnsen
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Access Issue: Construction Area technically blocks the area from entry from the East. Details

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SEASONS: Any other time besides summer is probably OK, except the routes (hiking or otherwise) are long and arduous and carrying so much water would make the day harder.

The rock of Pincushion is all limestone. The view and position is breathtaking. While it's only 7000 feet, the approach, climb, and descent will have you feeling the mountain is a bit more alpine than usual.

Getting There

New recommended approach: Head to the Doral Academy off Paseo Breeze Drive where dirt road starts. Take high clearance 2wd road to base of S Ridge/mountain. About 15-20 minutes.

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davidhousky
Lake Forest, CA
davidhousky   Lake Forest, CA
As of 12/01/2018 it is difficult /illegal /impossible to get to the dirt road that leads to integrity ridge. Housing developers have put in a curb and a huge ditch between the asphalt and the dirt road. Attempts to subvert this were met with failure and sadness. Dec 1, 2018
Flava Flav
Kirkland, Washington
Flava Flav   Kirkland, Washington
That’s really frustrating. As I recall I may have mounted a curb somewhere in there to start. It was initially pretty tricky to find out how to get over there, as the first ascent wasn’t my first time in there, and we had to walk quite a ways to get around there. I don’t live down there any more, my guess is entering further south with some navigation via google maps and being careful/aggressive in getting closer would be fruitful. Dirt bikes? Dec 1, 2018