Coyote Crag Rock Climbing
Kelly Jensen starting up Coyotes at Sunset on a be...
Coyote Crag, one of the most popular crags in the area, is located at the southern edge of the Central Pinnacles and its sunny, well-featured southeast face is home to many classic moderates routes of the area.
Almost all of the climbs here have excellent rock and tend to be vertical with plentiful holds and a brief crux. Recommended routes here include Bye Crackie
(5.7), Coyotes at Sunset
(5.8), Black Magic Poodle
(5.9) and Golden Poodle
During the summer the climbs here go into the shade by mid-to-late afternoon, something to consider when the weather is hot.
Routes from L - R
From the northern parking area hike south down the 4 wheel drive road and then cut east past the southern end of the Ampitheatre, where the crag will come into view. This approach takes about 5-10 minutes.
From the southern parking area hike north following the trail from Parking Lot Rock, passing the east face of Lost Orbit Rock, until the crag will come into view. This approach takes about 10-15 minutes.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Coyote Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Coyote Crag:
High Noon 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Coyote Crag
Coyotes at Sunset 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c California
: San Bernardino Mountains
: ... : Coyote Crag
This route, like it's neighbor to the right, is a local classic and a highly recommended route for the grade that provides fun climbing on mostly large holds up a vertical wall.Start down and left from Bye Crackie and just right of Golden Poodle and climb broken rock to a bolt 20' up (optional gear to 2.5" available). From here the wall steepens and well-protected climbing on mostly incut patina plates and edges leads to anchors on a sloping ledge....[more] Browse More Classics in California
BETA PHOTO: Doc Holiday Wall, Gold Wall and Coyote Crag (left ...
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The view you see once you send your route on Coyot...
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BETA PHOTO: Coyote Crag Right Routes
Fun with pano at Coyote Crag
BETA PHOTO: Coyote Crag Middle Routes
panoramic view of the valley south of Coyote Crag....
BETA PHOTO: Coyote Crag with the top of the Doc Holiday Wall v...
By Buddy Nielsen
From: Los Angeles, CA
Sep 15, 2016
I was there today and picked up a fair amount of trash including cigarette butts. If you are going to climb there please practice LNT principles and don't be an asshole.