On the left side of the face, climb a 5.10b finger crack to a belay with a bolt.Continue up 5.10a hands and a loose section to a belay.A 5.9 chimney squeezes down to 5.10a offwidth. Belay at the top. Climb class 4 to the summit....[more]Browse More Classics in CA
After crossing the Merced, head up hill trending toward the east side of the pinnacle (keeping an eye on the poison oak). This will take you directly to the Tree Route and the Pulpit Pooper. This is also the side you will walk down after rappelling off the south side of the pinnacle. If you want to climb the Sermon or Gorilla Cookies there is a trail from here that wraps around the north to the west side.
For best crossing - park on the river side of the road just down the river of Pulpit rock. Walk up stream little, and cross the river little west from formation. This october there you just step from bolder To bolder. Walk by river east until you cross old wash going up on east side of of Pulpit rock. This is easiest way compare I did several years ago.