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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for High Peaks:
Photographer's Delight 5.5 PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 25 feet, Grade V
Dragonfly Dome, Regular Route 5.7 Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
The Unmentionable 5.7 PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Feather Canyon 5.8 PG13 Trad, Sport, 9 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade III
Featured Route For High Peaks
Feather Canyon 5.8 PG13 CA : Central Coast : ... : High Peaks
If you're looking for some Pinnacles, High Peaks Adventure, this climb has it all. This climb includes route finding difficulties, loose rock, old bolts, poor belays, pigeons, and some of the most improbable climbing you'll find anywhere. That said, it is some of the best adventure climbing you'll find with a real alpine feel. From the west side parking lot, you'll need about 8 hours "car to car" for the whole adventure. See approach & descent description below. This is rated "only" 5.8 but woul...[more] Browse More Classics in CA