Avg: 1.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 55 ft (17 m)|
|FA:||Maxwell Kincaid, Chris Koppl|
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|Shared By:||Maxwell Kincaid on Nov 15, 2012|
|Admins:||andy patterson, Bruce Hildenbrand, Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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.
Start on the 10 foot face climb below the crack and place a cam in the little horizontal crack. With some leans and fresh hand holds you'll get to the next cam placement which is a little noticeable (there was nowhere else to protect) pocket that opened between some mossy crack. change position again and continue higher. you can utilize that two and a half after you've figured out how to apply pressure to the flake thats flexing under your weight(suggest-ably stay off the damn thing, by distributing your weight to the right, others wanna climb too before you start breaking things). after you pass the first forty feet you've survived the crux. I personally thought the crux to be after the first 10 and before 33 feet.
There is a tree at the top of the route that you can run the rope around and rappel off of.
rated 3 stars for : oh my god I'm alive!
PS I wouldn't normally have given any climb such safety rating, but having dealt with the fact that the crack you're protecting also happens to be the seemingly wobbly flake, I figure give people a heads up. I didn't want to fall. I don't think anyone does, but It may deserve an R/X rating.