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This area, also known as Orange Rocks, sports 3 great "clip & go" routes from 5.10a to 5.10d. The bolts are in good condition and properly spaced. The rock is hard, clean, and has the texture of Joshua Tree Rock. It's in the sun almost all day long and dries out quickly after a rain shower. The left route is Gold Rush rated at 5.10b, the middle is Pete's 5.12 rated at 5.10d, and the right side is Mid-life Crisis rated at 5.10a. Gold Rush can be easily top roped by scrambling around to the left side of the tower. Pete's can be top roped with a bit more effort. An anchor bolt between Pete's & Mid-life will keep your belayer from falling down the hill. Step carefully to avoid damaging the vegetation! Since this area is right next to the summit trail, please be respectful of hikers by not sorting your gear on the access trail. As an added bonus, this area has great views of the City and Cerro San Luis.
To get there from Cracked Wall, hike another 5 minutes up the summit trail. You can't miss it!
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Gold Rush/High Noon 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Harlot's Slot / Pete's 5:12b 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
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Gold Rush/High Noon 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Central Coast : ... : Wild, Wild Western Pinnacle...
Gold Rush is the easiest climb to access at GWP. It's right next to the trail and you won't have to fight the poison oak to get there. This route features solid rock with small edges and smears. The rock is rough and features friction like Joshua Tree. The southwestern exposure makes this a good choice for a cool day. You can also cruise around to the left and set up a top rope in a matter of minutes. To top it all off, the views from here are supreme....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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