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Pebble Beach 


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Description 

Pebble Beach used to be overlooked in the whole scheme of things. It had a terrible plumb line trail. After the trail was improved it has seen a drastic increase in traffic, and rightly so. Pebble has a great concentration of 5.7-5.10 routes and most of them of the highest quality.

You should not miss classics like the 5.7 testpiece Environmental Impact, the mixed slab Central Scrutinizer, a stunning 5.9 slab or the novel Arrowhead (5.7).

Also located here is the Steve Petro line Welcome to Old Kentuck 5.13a. If you are a crack climbing hardman this is the line to repeat in the area.

The wall faces south and is a great winter destination. Get there early.


Getting There 

Follow FS Rd. 9 until you come to a bridge. Park near the bridge and locate a trail at the SE corner. Follow this to the wall. The first route you will see is the Arrowhead, a 5.7 face route on a short pinnacle.


18 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pebble Beach:
Environmental Impact   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
The Arrowhead   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 60'   
Zambezi Plunge   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Central Scrutinizer   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Big Money    5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Scabies   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Ju Ju   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Brontosaurus   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Reserved Seating   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Straight Edge   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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A climber on the upper face of Central Scrutinizer

Central Scrutinizer 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13  KY : Red River Gorge : Pebble Beach
This route takes a line up the center of the "Trash Compactor" at Pebble Beach. Boulder up to a hard to see pin. Traverse right to an undersized bolt, pull the crux and plug a couple TCUs and lots of small/medium nuts to new anchors. Fantastic route!...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Mar 27, 2008

Does anyone know why the sweet OW crack to the right of Ju-Ju doesn't have a name or grade? Its one of the most obvious lines at the cliff... I found it to be a fun climb and you can finish up the upper slab of Ju-Ju or the off-width finish of Zambezi Plunge to make it a full length pitch... any input or opinions?