Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley


Basic Alpine Climb - Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley

Priority will be given to Basics needing a rock climb.

  • Basic Rock Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

We will connect with at least one person in Tacoma at the SR 512 Park and Ride behind McDonalds and just to the west of I-5.  So plan your travel to be there at 6:00 AM.

Let's plan on taking 3 vehicles that have good ground clearance for the possibly rough Forest Service roads.


Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots (not hiking boots)
  • Rock shoes (if you have them)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Slings and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 3 locking carabiners
  • Appropriate rack (leads)
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley (leads)
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
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