Terrific time climbing with buddies (fellow geology students) from San Diego State - having no success figuring out what we did but trying to remember by looking at photos posted here. This was a lark - I camped at Holcomb Valley as a kid and told my friends about these pinnacles - a great day was had!
Enjoyed it so much headed out for a second trip at the end of September. Camped at Parking Lot Rock and took southern approach to Central Pinnacles. Climbed on Coyote Crag, Gold Wall, Claim Jumper Wall.
First time here. Nice and cool place to climb during the summer.
bunch of routes with Rob. Routes/rock reminded me of Alabama Hills.
Climbed with Pavel. I led Gold Standard (5.6) and Bye Crackie (5.7) which I enjoyed. Also toproped Golden Poodle (5.9).
Pavel led Coyotes at Sunset (5.8-), Golden Poodle (5.9+), High Noon (5.10b), Golden Spike (5.10b). The 10b's kicked my butt.
Pavel also led Quick on the Draw (5.11a), Pistol Pete (5.10b) and Doc's Holiday (5.10d) on the Doc Holiday Wall. I toproped the last two, but not very cleanly ..
Fun place to sport climb and start leading!
While heading up there I got a speeding ticket and broke my jack while helping out a standed motorist. The climbing instantly took my mind off of everything. The weather was perfect and we had the place all to ourselves.
Finally got out to this awesome hidden gem in Socal, and had a blast with some good friends. Will mos def be back!
Stayed at a friend's cabin in Fawnskin and got puking drunk on Yukon Jack the night before the climb. (I only wish it was tequila Rob - this stuff is so sweet it goes down sneaky!) Woke up with a splitting headache and Rob had to pull over a couple of times on the bumpy dirt road in so I could heave. Guyzo went and bummed some tylenol for me and I guzzled some gatorade. Made it up the first route and luckily for me it started to rain so we got to take a break. Did another nice route when it cleared and went to bed early that night. I'd like to go back - this time without the freaking Yukon Jack!
Great area to beat the heat and the climbing is MONEY!!
This is a great area for some really nice sport climbing, some of the easiest access climbing in the San Bernardinos. I disagree with tiogap about the climbs being overrated. The ratings were given to routes laid out by guys who have alot of F.A.'s on some sweet climbs in the Sierras like Pat Brennan, Eric Kenaga, Eric Tipton, Brad Singer, and many other very respected climbers.
fun place to climb. routes are overrated though.
Have climbed on Motherload Rock, Two Tree Rock,
Coyote Crag, Tombstone Wall, Claimjumper Wall, and the Amphitheater. Trad climbs are fun
Fun area. Had a great weekend there with Guyzo, Melbatoast, and some other good friends. Saturday night's party at Leta's cabin in Fawnskin was a bit wild. Melba will probably not drink Tequila straight from the bottle anymore : )
What a hidden treasure this place is. Free camping, EASY approach, beautiful scenery, and high quality stone. All introduced to me by my climbing partner and love of my life, Deb. Awesome place to get strong and build confidence!
Holcomb Valley Pinnacles was recently introduced to me by another tough SoCal climber, Shannon. Despite the lunchtime showers (like clockwork), lots of thunder and occasional lightning, this is an awesome place to get technical. In 2 weekends, I climbed and TRed about 20 routes and began to trust my feet again. Beautiful location, not too far from home with great (free) camping near your vehicle and the crags. Loads of sport climbing at your fingertips, with some token trad routes inbetween.