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Abuela Cochinita  S 
Andy's Sunset Punctuation Pinnacle S 
Anvil, The T 
Babies On the Ceiling S 
Burgundy Dome S 
Burtons Below S 
Clean Sweep S 
Condor Condiment T 
Condor Crag South - Traverse T 
Cone Regular Route, The S 
Dragonfly Dome, Regular Route T 
Egg Shell T 
Erectile Dysfunction S 
Feather Canyon T,S 
Freedom Dome, Regular Route T 
H&L Dome - Regular Route S 
Hand Me Down T 
Little Javelina T 
Long's Folly: Regular Route S 
Lost Fortune S 
Lump, The S 
Operation Pinnacles Freedom S 
Photographer's Delight S 
Piglet Pinnacle Southeast Face S 
Scandal T 
sponge left side S 
swept away S 
Tuff Dome Regular Route  T,S 
Unmentionable, The T 
What I've Been Missing Out On T 

High Peaks Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,658'
Location: 36.4895, -121.1979 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John Knight on Sep 3, 2008


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  • Description 

    Sunny, shady, windy, long approach, crowds, seclusion, and incredible views. The High Peaks has it all. There are hundreds of pinnacles to choose from at all grades. Depending on the day, it can have a very "alpine" feel.

    Buy a copy of Brad Young's book, "A Climbers Guide to Pinnacles National Monument". (copyright 2007) One of the best climbing guides I've ever bought. Brad & company put a lot of work into this book. Please reward him by buying one for yourself and your favorite climbing partner. Available here:

    Getting There 

    Take the Juniper Canyon trail from the west side or the High Peaks trail from the east side. You can't miss it. Just keep going till you run out of "up". The 2 mile (+/-) approach is steep, has plenty of switchbacks, a 1000' elevation gain, and takes over an hour. Bring lots of water.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 0.9 miles from here

    30 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in High Peaks

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for High Peaks:
    Photographer's Delight   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   
    Tuff Dome Regular Route    5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Sport, 70'   
    sponge left side   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
    The Unmentionable   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
    Dragonfly Dome, Regular Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Burgundy Dome   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
    Feather Canyon   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Sport, 9 pitches, 1000'   
    Condor Condiment   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 565'   
    Abuela Cochinita    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Piglet Pinnacle Southeast Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
    Little Javelina   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in High Peaks

    Featured Route For High Peaks
    Rock Climbing Photo: Aptly-named. Easy photo op climbing, but fun.

    Photographer's Delight 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13  California : Central Coast : ... : High Peaks
    Easy climbing. As of March 2012 the hardware appears to be in great shape. Possibility of a fall before the first bolt, which some may say is PG13, but the climbing is very easy....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

    Photos of High Peaks Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Photographer's Delight
    Photographer's Delight
    Rock Climbing Photo: Looking west from the top of the High Peaks...
    Looking west from the top of the High Peaks...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Stay for the Sunset, but don't forget your headlam...
    Stay for the Sunset, but don't forget your headlam...
    Rock Climbing Photo: More great views. Just pick a pinnacle and climb i...
    More great views. Just pick a pinnacle and climb i...
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Anval. Photo by Blitzo.
    The Anval. Photo by Blitzo.
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Unmentionable. Photo by Blitzo.
    The Unmentionable. Photo by Blitzo.

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    By steple
    Sep 28, 2014
    If you climbed at the high peaks on 9/28/14 (Condor Condiments, Condor Crag South - Traverse, Photographers delight), I might have some pictures of you. Message me if you are interested.

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