Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley

Trip

Basic Rock Climb - Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley

An excellent first rock climb for basic climbing students needing a rock climb for course graduation.

Info
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  • Basic Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

We will need high ground clearance vehicles to reach the trail head, so we'll make those arrangements as the date of the event approaches.

Care must be taken to test all hand and foot holds on this route.  They can look solid but actually be loose on this unique volcanic feature.

Route/Place

Pinto Rock/Bowling Alley


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • 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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