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Pinnacles

Multi-pitch climbing on a very hot day


Since I am in the Bay Area, Malte and me have been in different climbing areas in the vicinity, especially in Castle Rock. The Bay Area itself offers only a view multi-pitch routes. For that reason we decided to travel a little bit further and check out the Pinnacles National Monument for our first multi-pitch route.
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It was a really hot day and so we carried a lot of water with us (and yes we drank all of it).
The approach from the parking lot was a bit strenuous but some nice views let us forget the strains quickly.
We climbed the route The Costanoan which is leading to the top of a rock formation called The Citadel.

The Citadel:
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"The Costanoan" is an easy (5.4 YDS, 4 UIAA) route, consists of four pitches and was therefore perfect for training our anchor setting and rope management techniques.

Pitch 2:
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At the top:
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Rappelling:
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Posted by sunsetsurfer 19:48

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