It's location is in the middle of the desert so peek months are usually October-April. There's barely people there and the rock is featured/textured granite with tons of climbing. There are an infinite amount of boulders and the prime spot to do some leads are at Lowenbrau Pinnacle. LP is 2 pitches tall with a handful of quality leads.
Interstate 8 to 94/Campo Exit- turn right (south) to Old Hwy 80 (left) - drive east almost 2 miles, left on McCain Valley Road- onto dirt road at McCain Valley Recreation Area sign... Lark Canyon is 2.7 miles in, Pinnacle Circuit is 5.3 miles in.
Weather station 1.3 miles from here
17 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
: San Diego County
: ... : Lowenbrau Pinnacle
The only info on this route is the Lowenbrau topo, which simply calls it "crack". This is the splitter crack going up the wall on the inside of the cave, about 30 feet left of Right Under.Scramble up a block, set one or two micro-nuts, then crank up the tips crack to a thin hands section followed by twenty feet of beautiful ring-locks.Strangely absent from the climbing guide, this short climb is one of the best pure cracks in the county....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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