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|Type:||Trad, 95 ft (29 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Dave Hammack and Dick Michael 3/1950|
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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.
Follow the bolts to traverse left into the obvious chimney facing the High Peaks trail. Climb up into the chimney to an optional intermediary belay (with chains). Continue straight up to a rap anchor on the summit.
Rapping from the summit with a 70m rope didn't leave very much extra on the ground. Be sure to check that your ends are down or, to be safe, use the intermediary rap anchor if you have a 60.
5 bolts protect the traverse up to the chimney. Medium to large cams can be used to protect the chimney to the first anchor.
Above the optional belay is low grade (5.1-5.2) slab with no bolts for about 30 feet to the summit. It's a bit run out but a #2 BD C4 can be placed in a pocket about 15 feet up if desired.