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Pebble Beach

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Arrowhead, The T 
Beachcomber T 
Big Money  T 
Blood Money S 
Brontosaurus T 
Central Scrutinizer T 
Environmental Impact T 
High Noon S 
Ju Ju S 
Physical Attraction T 
Razorback T 
Reserved Seating S 
Roaming the Halls T 
Scabies S 
Seam, The T 
Straight Edge S 
Sunburn T,S 
Sundance S 
Welcome to ol' Kentuck T 
Zambezi Plunge T 
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Pebble Beach Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,116'
Location: 37.8588, -83.67163 View Map  Incorrect?
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Topping out the OW portion. (2013)


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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pebble Beach:
Environmental Impact   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
The Arrowhead   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 60'   
Roaming the Halls   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Zambezi Plunge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Central Scrutinizer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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'   
Brontosaurus   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Reserved Seating   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Physical Attraction   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sundance   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Straight Edge   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Welcome to ol' Kentuck   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Brontosaurus 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Pebble Beach
A wonderful left-leaning crack with mostly perfect jams & pro and a crux up high. Scramble up and left to the corner (directly beneath the overhangining finger crack of Welcome To Ole' Kentuck, 5.13a) and climb the left-leaning handcrack to the large ledge with a bolted anchor out right....[more]   Browse More Classics in Kentucky

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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?

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