Machete Direct Pinnacles National Park

Machete Direct was an annoying climb. The end of the first pitch and beginning of the fourth pitch were way more difficult than marked on the topo. Pitch two and four were covered in lichen, pitch five was walking up a crevice full of dirt, and pitch six was a bunch of loose rock and bird and rat shit. I had more fun on the decent than I did on the actual climb. The rappels were really cool and then the final fourth class ledge and scramble down to the caves was awesome.

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