High Peaks Central Rock Climbing
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Current Raptor Advisories for Pinnacles National Parknps.gov/pinn/planyourvisit/…
Closures effective as of the day after Martin Luther King Day- July 3. Check closure website for details on closed areas.
SPECIAL NOTICE: due to nesting condors the Machete Ridge area may be closed, from Dos Equis / Corona on west face then west around the south side to The Hideout including the popular Old Original. Check the NPS and Friends of Pinnacles websites for further information.
President Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC) which strove to give depression-era people work built the steps and railings in the early 1930's. If you look closely, you can barely make out the road which was built to get all the tools and materials up to the High Peaks over on the south side of the High Peaks near the Shaft and Punctuation Pinnacle.
If you are interested in California Condors it is recommended that you climb to the Condor Crags north summit and spend some time watching them fly and land on the south summit and pinnacles further south along the ridge.
One can also approach this area from the north. From the parking lot on the west side take the Juniper Canyon Trail 1.2mi to the Tunnel Trail and from there 0.6mi to the High Peaks Trail. From the east side, take the Condor Gulch Trail 1.7 mi to the junction with the High Peaks Trail and the Blue Oak Trail coming up on your right. Head left onto the High Peaks Trail and then walk 0.6mi to the junction with the Tunnel Trail.
Classic Climbing Routes at High Peaks Central
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