- Mandatory Machete Climbing Closure
(posted: Feb 03, 2018)
The southern portion of the Machete Ridge rock formation and access trails are closed to all climbing and off-trail hiking.
Pinnacles Implements Climbing Registry Program
posted: August 28, 2002
The Park has established a voluntary climbing registry program and is asking the climbing community for its cooperation.
Why a climbing register?
The Ranger Staff at Pinnacles National Monument has established this climbing register for two main reasons:
- In the event that you are injured, the information you provide in the register will help us know where to look. When it is a serious accident, every second counts and we want to get to you as soon as possible.
- This register will act as a historical record for future park visitors and managers.
All comments will be read and taken into consideration where appropriate. For this reason, it is important that the information you provide is meaningful.
The Park thanks the climbing community for participating in this important voluntary program.
- East District Ranger Staff