- Temporary Closures Due To Fire Danger!
(posted: Sep 11, 2020)
Due to the inundation of the national wildfire response system, the lack of trained wildland firefighting staff within the park, and severe fire danger, Pinnacles National Park is implementing a temporary closure of the west unit of the park and all trail
Climbing Closures Update
posted: February 22, 2008
"You all may remember that a partial advisory was in effect last year for Machete Ridge because a territorial falcon pair decided to nest there. Well, the prairie falcon pair is back at Machete this year, and is inspecting and focusing on the site that they used last year, so the partial advisory will now be reinstated for the season."
Due to this new information the Park is adding specific areas of Machete Ridge to the Advisory list. The following is a list of the Routes effected:
- The West Face
- Bill's Bad Bolts
- Bill's Bad Bolts Direct Finish
- Rock Around the Clock
- Pigeon Crack
- Son of Dawn Wall (2nd pitch and above)
The Park Service appreciates the cooperation of climbers in respecting the nesting behaviors of these birds.