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We are a not for profit* organization dedicated to working directly with the National Park Service to preserve rock climbing and the environment at Pinnacles National Monument.

Park Weather: Jan 19th 7:30pm
Current Conditions: (Jan 19, 6:37 pm)
(Pinnacles Weather Station)

Temp: 46.0
Wind: 2.0 mph  Gusts: 8.0 mph

Current Conditions: (Jan 19, 7:13 pm)
(Hollister Weather)

Temp: 47.0
Wind: 5.0 mph  Gusts: 7.0 mph

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FOP Awarded Access Fund Rebolting Grant

Condors Rule!
The special closure of Machete Ridge South has been lifted AND we have a new condor buddy with whom to share the cliffs.

Climber Alert - NPS Climbing Policy Changes
A series of events at the National Park Service has resulted in a DO (Director Order) that could lay the groundwork for restrictions or prohibitions of climbing within the National Parks.

Special Climbing Closure Notice
The south end of Machete is still closed, for a mandatory closure, not just a climbing advisory. There is a condor nest near Old Original and the condor crew folks are maintaining the closure until the condor young has a chance to fly more confidently in

2016 Pinnacles Climber Appreciation Day
It's time for the 4th Annual Pinnacles Climber Appreciation Day Volunteer Weekend (and PARTY!).

Raptor Monitoring / Closures Update (May / June)
The raptor breeding season is starting to wind down, with many nests fledging young. Prairie falcons and peregrine falcons are wrapping up nest efforts, and fledglings are taking their first flights from nest sites.

The Future of Fixed Anchors
FOP President, Bruce Hildenbrand at the Future of Fixed Anchors II conference in Las Vegas

Rebolting on South Yak
On December 3rd Clint and Bruce finished a day of rebolting on South Yak

FOP Finishes Major Rebolting Project

FOP Awarded Rebolting Grant From Access Fund

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*Friends Of Pinnacles in NOT an official, 501c3, "non-profit." Any donations are NOT tax-deductible.

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Closures Are IN EFFECT!
(Closures end in 163 day(s))
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Latest New Routes!
We;ve updated our route information to reflect the latest 2011 information.

Summit Register Preservation
We're saving deteriorated summit entries and putting them on-line.

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