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The Yaks are worth a visit If you enjoy seclusion, beautiful scenery, varied climbing, and do not mind a slightly longer approach. Some of the routes are typical bolted Pinnacles face climbs but the majority feature climbing in water chutes, wide cracks, and chimneys. Route lengths are for the most part a full rope length and sometimes up to 3 pitches. A good deal of the routes are bolt protected with supplemental gear or all gear protected. Generally the rock quality is decent but due to the lack of traffic in the area it is beneficial to be accustomed to and aware of climbing on loose Pinnacles rock with 15 to 20 feet between placements.
The Yaks are located on the backside of the hill East of Bear Gulch. If you look east uphill from the Monolith there are slabs with grooves in them. The Yak Wall is located directly behind the slabs on the other side of the hill.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Yaks:
Liebacker's Lullaby 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 240'
Shoot the Tube 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 190'
Split Infinity 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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Liebacker's Lullaby 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : Central Coast : ... : The Yaks
A three pitch all gear protected crack climb at Pinnacles? Yep, hard to believe but it exists and it's pretty dang fun. So if you have friends that think all the climbing at Pinnacles is face climbing with bolts drag them up to this route.Pitch 1) Climb up a 5.6 chimney/gulley with twin cracks taking care not to pull down any loose stuff. When the cracks stop and the lichen appears traverse left across reddish colored rock and do a step across move. Continue up through the tree to a good led...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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