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Pinnacle Rock Rock Climbing 


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Description 

About 25 feet tall, Pinnicle rock has a handful of pocketed face climbs as well as a noticeable crack on the left side, and a strange ramp on the right.

This rock has a large solid metal pole set 15 - 20' behind the main face of the rock, which allows you to use long slings to setup top ropes on the 8 or so climbs (5.6 - 5.11d) on the face. Be sure to bring long slings (~25') to this rock, as the top edge is quite sharp, and you want to ensure that your top anchor sits all the way over the edge to reduce / eliminate rope drag.

Getting There 

Looking at it from the road, Pinnicle rock is the most massive boulder on the left side of the climbing.Since the park is so small, it would be pretty difficult to miss it.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pinnacle Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pinnacle Rock:
Bucket Prow   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Left Overhang   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 20'   
The Pocket Problem   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Start at the arrow for the Rightside Face 5.10d.

The Pocket Problem 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Pinnacle Rock
Climb just left of the warmup jug and hueco route, and about 5 feet to the right of the huge crack.Climb up over the bulge using all the finger pockets, crimps and jugs to easier climbing on the less than vertical top section. Watch your feet on the bottom of the route unless you like doing pullups. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Mark P Thomas
From: Oakland
Dec 24, 2010
This rock is also good for practicing self-rescue techniques like assisted rappels and hauling up an injured second.