Bad Man Mezzanine/Lower and Upper Terraces Rock Climbing
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Current Raptor Advisories for Pinnacles National Park nps.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.
Bad Man Mezzanine and the terraces above and to the south have a number of popular one and two pitch routes. There are two different ways to descend Bad Man Mezzanine which is the terrace in the middle of the wall with a large pine tree growing at it's top. On the north side, at the base of a class 4 chimney, find a two-bolt anchor with chains which is the first of two single rope rappels. Be careful doing the second rappel. It is overhanging and ends in an area with lots of the dreaded poison oak. Be careful pulling your rope as well.
On the south side of Bad Man Mezzanine scramble about 100 feet south to the two-bolts and chains for the anchor on top of the route Bandits in Bondage. A double rope rappel gets one to the ground.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to a pair of nesting condors, effective immediately, all routes to the right(west) of Corona and extending south and around to The Hideout on the south face which includes Old Original. More information is located here:
Classic Climbing Routes at Bad Man Mezzanine/Lower and Upper Terraces
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