Basic Rock Climb - Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley


Basic Rock Climb - Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley

Basic Rock climb like no other- 4 pitches of fairly easy climbing on a welded tuft spire with great views of St Helens, Adams and Rainier. Olympia Basic students given first preference.

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  • Basic Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 1.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

In the event of inclement weather, the climb may be rescheduled for later in the week.


Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essential
  • A small back pack (20 to 30 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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