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McCain Valley

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About McCain Valley:

A vast wonderland of boulders... huge area. Lark Canyon is popular with off-roaders... but Pinnacle Circuit is off-limits for them- it's far enough away that you can't even hear the off-roaders. Its 10 miles to the Cottonwood Campground, hike down Pepper springs trail 1/2 mile. Boulders every where. Some good faces and cracks up small canyon to left. Water can be found on the trail to Sombrero Peak soon after the split from the Pepper spring trail. Friction face, cracks, arete, jug faces.
Nearest town or city: Boulevard
Directions: Interstate 8 to 94/Campo Exit- turn right (south) to Old Hwy 80 (left) - drive east almost 2 miles, left on McCain Valley Road- onto dirt road at McCain Valley Recreation Area sign... Lark Canyon is 2.7 miles in, Pinnacle Circuit is 5.3 miles in.
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Camping: Pay
When to Climb: Spring
Quantity of Climbs: Year

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