Trip Report
TR 2011-04 Pinnacles scrambling with kids
Friday November 2, 2012 10:56am
Spring Break 2011 the kids and I went camping in Pinnacles and had some good scrambling adventures. First we checked out the little caves and reservoir area on the east side:



















Little lizard.


Big lizards.







With little fanfare we launched into the high peaks loop trail. It's around 6 - 8 miles and quite a bit of elevation gain; my kids are not routinely doing big activities, so this was quite an accomplishment for them, especially on a warm day.





















A well-earned break at the top of the ridge:



























To be continued when I have more time...

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nutjob
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nutjob is a climber from Berkeley, CA.

Some people call me the space cowboy yeah
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briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
  Nov 2, 2012 - 11:18am PT
Cool thanks for sharing. I'm sure they will remember this for a long time
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
  Nov 2, 2012 - 11:23am PT
Excellent. Before you know it they'll be dragging you along...
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Nov 2, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Excellent. Before you know it they'll be dragging you along

True. The last time I climbed in Pinnacles, it was at the request of my daughter. My other daughter wants to go there when she's home from grad school at Christmas.

Well done, Nutjob!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
  Nov 2, 2012 - 12:35pm PT
Nice!
Zander

climber
  Nov 2, 2012 - 04:33pm PT
Sweet!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Nov 2, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
Very nice! You three have really gotten in a commendable adventure list the last few years!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
  Nov 2, 2012 - 08:42pm PT
Heartwarming

Never been there.

Gotta go
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
  Nov 2, 2012 - 08:51pm PT
Really great!

Charles
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Nov 2, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
Very nice...looks like you had lots of fun!


Susan
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
  Nov 2, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
Kalen and I took his daughter climbing a few weeks ago.
My first trip .
This is a magical place.
Would love to take my kids there..

We would all have a blast having a big party with our kids
QITNL

climber
  Nov 2, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
Very good, and you got to see the birds, they are awesome. It's getting to be Pinns season again.
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
  Nov 2, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
That is so cool! Brings back many memories. I lived there(the stone house on the hillside just before you get to the upper east side parking lot) from the age of 3-12. My favorite TR on ST so far.

Thanks!
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
  Nov 2, 2012 - 09:07pm PT
"There are very few bouldering opportunities at Pinnacles." (NPS site)
L(0)L!
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