To make this a 5.6 climb from bottom to top, start in the chimney between the east side of Teaching Rock and a small pillar. Move the face of Teaching Rock and continue up this consistent route with lovely views. There is also a 5.8 start available (see Sinbad Direct)
Approach The Camel from the Rim trail to find Teaching Rock (another name for the "hump" of the camel). Head on trail around the south side of Teaching Rock to reach the east side. Rappel or walk off.
The first bolt is past the chimney.
Three bolt anchor at top (shared with 5.9 west face climb on Teaching Rock)
Denise stepping out of the chimney on Sinbad 5.6
Coby Whitaker on Sinbad.
|By Jon Hanlon|
Dec 1, 2008
This is an excellent route.
FA Brad Young and Clint Cummins, 4/05
From: Oakland, CA
Jan 12, 2009
Thanks for the FA info!
|By aaron hope|
From: Walnut Creek, CA
Mar 21, 2010
Climbed this on March 20th...a couple lose holds, especially around the first couple of bolts. Careful.
Sep 22, 2013
Not sure what you'd do with 8 quickdraws...
There are four bolts on this route. That info isn't in the guide.
Good climbing, with some loose stuff, which is pretty par for the course at Pinns unless it has been a trade route for years, and even then...
Good warm up route. Best approached from the short end of Teaching Rock. Swing around to the backside and go downhill, walk between the big flat spire/rock - chimney up to ledge and move right to daylight and first bolt. Anchor on top are way back and face the 5.9 on the opposite face, so bring long webbing.