Pebble Beach Rock Climbing
Sylvie on one of her first trad leads. Photo: Chri...
Pebble Beach used to be overlooked in the whole scheme of things. It had a terrible plumb line trail. After the trail was improved it has seen a drastic increase in traffic, and rightly so. Pebble has a great concentration of 5.7-5.10 routes and most of them of the highest quality.
You should not miss classics like the 5.7 testpiece Environmental Impact, the mixed slab Central Scrutinizer, a stunning 5.9 slab or the novel Arrowhead (5.7).
Also located here is the Steve Petro line Welcome to Old Kentuck 5.13a. If you are a crack climbing hardman this is the line to repeat in the area.
The wall faces south and is a great winter destination. Get there early.
Follow FS Rd. 9 until you come to a bridge. Park near the bridge and locate a trail at the SE corner. Follow this to the wall. The first route you will see is the Arrowhead, a 5.7 face route on a short pinnacle.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pebble Beach
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pebble Beach:
Big Money 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Scabies 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Sundance 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Pebble Beach
Straight Edge 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a KY
: Red River Gorge
: Pebble Beach
A great route on small holds- if you are short, there are still plenty of holds, but they get even smaller... Climb up the good face past sustained crimping just left of a huge pillar with an OW behind it and continue to a 2-bolt anchor placed just where the holds start getting big....[more] Browse More Classics in KY
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Mar 27, 2008
Does anyone know why the sweet OW crack to the right of Ju-Ju doesn't have a name or grade? Its one of the most obvious lines at the cliff... I found it to be a fun climb and you can finish up the upper slab of Ju-Ju or the off-width finish of Zambezi Plunge to make it a full length pitch... any input or opinions?