Pinnacles Climbing Guidebooks

The current Pinnacles Guidebook is:

A Climber's Guide to Pinnacles National Monument, by Brad Young, 2007.
406 pages, 893 routes. Maps, topos, photos, route descriptions, history, etc. - an excellent guidebook.
ISBN: 978-0-9797421-0-1 .

The suggested retail price is $35.00. It is available for sale at the Pinnacles Visitors Center, at SF Bay Area climbing gyms, and at Chessler Books.

For updates to the guidebook (corrections, new routes, etc.), please see the Mud 'n Crud Forum:
http://www.mudncrud.com/forums/ and in particular, the
Masters of Mud - Pinnacles forum, and the
Author's official corrections to the new guidebook thread.

Older Pinnacles Guidebooks

  • Rubine, David, Climber's Guide to Pinnacles National Monument, Second Edition, 1995.

    248 pages, 500+ routes. Maps, topos, photos, route descriptions, history, etc. - a good guidebook; just missing the newer routes in the current guidebook.
    ISBN: 0-934641-89-7 .
    It was originally published by Chockstone Press; now by Falcon Press. The suggested retail price is $25.00. Chessler Books, amazon.com, etc.
  • Rubine, David, (first edition), 1991.
  • Crowell, William S. III, Climbing with Condor's , 1990.
    A complete guide, entirely handwritten. Only a few copies were printed. It included most of the non-existent routes claimed by Jonathan Richards.
  • Richards, Jonathan, 1989.
    This unusual booklet included only a few areas and had several non-existent climbs.
  • Gagner, Paul, 1982.
  • Richards, Chuck, 1974.
  • Roper, Steve, 1966.
  • Hammack, David, 1955.
  • Brower, David R., A Climber's Guide to Pinnacles National Monument, the Yodeler [Sierra Club Newsletter] vol. 1 no. 6, 1939.