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Welcome to the west side of the Pinnacles. The cliffs are taller and the crowds much smaller. The flumes formation is a great cliff for the intermediate leader. You have well bolted sport routes on decent rock. The 8 routes range from 5.7 to 5.10 and make for a good days outing. Check out kibbles and bits, try linking it with Rebecca's Sailing for a fun long route or do it in two short pitches. The 5.8 overhang, makes and exciting finish.
Please see the Pinnacles guide book for a reference.
7 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Flumes Formation:
Cool Daze 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Kibbles and Bits 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Rebecca's Sailing 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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Bits and Pieces 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Central Coast : ... : Flumes Formation
This is a fun route that climbs up a water streak. The rock is good and the climbing is fun. Be aware that there are additional bolts that continue straight up after the 5th bolt. The rock becomes less stable and the anchor bolts take two ropes to reach the ground. You are better off traversing right to the three bolt anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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