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High Peaks

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Abuela Cochinita  S 
Andy's Sunset Punctuation Pinnacle S 
Anvil, The T 
Babies On the Ceiling S 
Burgundy Dome S 
Burtons Below S 
Clean Sweep S 
Condor Condiment T 
Cone Regular Route, The S 
Dragonfly Dome, Regular Route T 
Egg Shell T 
Erectile Dysfunction S 
Feather Canyon T,S 
Freedom Dome, Regular Route T 
Hand Me Down T 
Little Javelina T 
Long's Folly: Regular Route S 
Lost Fortune S 
Lump, The S 
Operation Pinnacles Freedom S 
Photographer's Delight S 
Piglet Pinnacle Southeast Face S 
Scandal T 
sponge left side S 
swept away S 
Tuff Dome Regular Route  T,S 
Unmentionable, The T 
What I've Been Missing Out On T 
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High Peaks  

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Elevation: 2,658'
Location: 36.4895, -121.1979 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John Knight on Sep 3, 2008
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  • Description 

    Sunny, shady, windy, long approach, crowds, seclusion, and incredible views. The High Peaks has it all. There are hundreds of pinnacles to choose from at all grades. Depending on the day, it can have a very "alpine" feel.

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    Getting There 

    Take the Juniper Canyon trail from the west side or the High Peaks trail from the east side. You can't miss it. Just keep going till you run out of "up". The 2 mile (+/-) approach is steep, has plenty of switchbacks, a 1000' elevation gain, and takes over an hour. Bring lots of water.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 0.9 miles from here

    28 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for High Peaks:
    Photographer's Delight   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   
    Tuff Dome Regular Route    5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Sport, 70'   
    Burgundy Dome   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
    The Unmentionable   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
    Dragonfly Dome, Regular Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Piglet Pinnacle Southeast Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
    Feather Canyon   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Sport, 9 pitches, 1000'   
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    Photos of High Peaks Slideshow Add Photo
    The Unmentionable. Photo by Blitzo.
    The Unmentionable. Photo by Blitzo.
    The Anval. Photo by Blitzo.
    The Anval. Photo by Blitzo.
    Looking west from the top of the High Peaks...
    Looking west from the top of the High Peaks...
    Stay for the Sunset, but don't forget your headlam...
    Stay for the Sunset, but don't forget your headlam...
    More great views. Just pick a pinnacle and climb i...
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    Photographer's Delight
    Photographer's Delight

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    By steple
    Sep 28, 2014
    If you climbed at the high peaks on 9/28/14 (Condor Condiments, Condor Crag South - Traverse, Photographers delight), I might have some pictures of you. Message me if you are interested.
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