Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley


Basic Alpine Climb - Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley

Priority given to Olympia Basic Climbing students in need of a Basic Rock climb to graduate. Registration will open for all on September 21st. This is a mentored lead for Jason Wilson, please send all request to him. A fairly easy 4 pitch climb on very "interesting" rock, ideal for a first rock climb or a beginning rope leader.

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  • Basic Rock Climb
  • Easy
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft



NOAA Weather

Map: USGS French Butte 241222

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Mountain Project




Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Rock shoes (if you have them)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • 3 Single slings
  • 2 Double slings
  • Accessory cords for autoblock
  • 6 non locking carabiners
  • 3 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Belay gloves
  • Appropriate rack (leads)
  • 60m rope (leads)
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