Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley


Basic Rock Climb - Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley

A 4 pitch 5.4 climb on welded tuft, with a very short approach and a scenic placement between Adams, Rainier and St Helens. The climb is especially valuable as a first rock lead for those new leaders wishing to practice transitions. Can be climbed using Sport anchors or Slings on Chickenheads, or a combination of both. This is a mentored climb for Ben Witten.

  • Wed, Jul 31, 2024
  • Olympia Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft


This is a mentored climb for Ben Witten.  First priority goes to Olympia Basic students needing a rock climb to graduate.  Climb may be filled before opening to general membership.


Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots  or rock shoes (not hiking boots)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 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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