Climbing Cuidado in Pinnacles National Park

Cuidado is a classic 10d sport climb in Pinnacles National Park. A good destination in Winter.

Pretty exposed at pitch 2 and 3

The climb is in the shade most of the day. After a freezing might the temperature was perfect. The approach is easy on the park trail, then go over some boulders and a bit of bushwhacking until the base of the climb.

Approach via some caves on the park trail
Pitch 1 is a bit choosy and finishes by a cool bulge
Start of Pitch 2 is tough and vertical
The exposure on Pitch 3. Climbing gets more technical and less overhanging.
Pitch 4 is very moderate and let’s you start enjoying the view
Topping out, the views are well worth it!
Watching the West side of the Park and starting a series of rappels down

Following day was a series of single pitch sport climbs.



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