American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, New Routes in Pinnacles National Monument

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  • Publication Year: 1988

New Routes in Pinnacles National Monument. Lifeline follows an indistinct water chute on the Hand, about 20 feet right of the Salathé route. There are many bolts. (I, 5.10b.) Peregrine ascends in four pitches the farthest west and most massive water chute on the southeast face of the balconies. A short bolt ladder on the second pitch is the only aid. (II, 5.10d, Al.) Bullrun ascends a water chute on the cliff opposite and to the north of the route on North Yak. A bulge is the crux. (I, 5.8.) All these were done by Dave Parks and me over the last few winters.

Stu Polack, Unaffiliated

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