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Pier 69
Carl Johnson and Cesar Vialpando shortly before they attack Pier 69.
Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
For: Cesar Vialpando
Location: Pier 69, San Fierro.
Target: T-Bone Mendez
Conditions of mission failure:
Player death
Ryder escaped
$15000 and increased respect
Unlocks: Toreno's Last Flight
Unlocked by: Ice Cold Killa
"Mendez! I see you, Rifa motherfucker!"
Cesar Vialpando
"And there's that snake Ryder. Look at that fool, hangin' out with the Ballas like they was life long pals."
―CJ about Ryder's betrayal.

Pier 69 is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to protagonist Carl Johnson from Cesar Vialpando from a rooftop across from Pier 69 in Esplanade North, San Fierro, San Andreas.


After finding out of the next meet between Big Smoke's lieutenant Ryder and the Loco Syndicate through killing Jizzy B., Carl calls Cesar to inform him of this. After him and Cesar meet up on a rooftop across from Pier 69. When Carl gets there Cesar hands him a sniper rifle to gun down the San Fierro Rifa taking guard over the pier. Carl successfully does so before all the Triads are killed. T-Bone shows up a little while after, and so does Ryder. The last to show up is Toreno who arrives by helicopter. Instead of taking them down by surprise attack, everyone gets alerted as Toreno sees the bodies on the rooftops. The two then fight their way through the Pier until they confront T-Bone. The two gun him down, then Carl begins to chase after Ryder. Ryder attempts to escape by a boat, but Carl managers to kill him in a brief chase.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go upstairs and meet Cesar
  • Clear the roof so that the Triads can proceed
  • Find and kill T-Bone
  • Jump into the water and swim after Ryder
  • Get in the boat
  • Kill Ryder. You can do a drive-by on his boat


  • The reward for completing this is $15000, and increased respect. The mission Toreno's Last Flight is also unlocked.



  • T-Bone Mendez - Killed by Carl and Cesar to disband the Loco Syndicate.
  • Ryder - Killed by Carl for betraying the Grove Street Families and joining the Ballas.

Tips and tricks

  • It is possible to access the roof via the same entrance the Triads used, you'll encounter fewer gunmen this way and you can snipe T-Bone, inflicting minimal damage from his AK-47.
  • It is possible to kill Ryder with a sniper rifle from the pier. Or, if you have a rocket launcher, you can shoot one of the boats when Ryder is close to it, and he will most likely die in the explosion.
  • Be careful while performing a drive-by on Ryder's boat; when his boat catches on fire, stay back so you don't get caught in the explosion.
  • While you cannot gain a wanted level during the mission, you can after the mission, so be sure not to drive too close to any locked areas after killing Ryder.


  • Originally, it was going to be Ryder who gets killed on the pier, and T-Bone who swims to the boat. The game contains unused audio files that prove this.
  • Whichever submachine gun the player has in their inventory is the one that Carl uses in the cutscene when he and Cesar kill T-Bone.
  • If the player already has a sniper rifle in their inventory before the mission, they will recieve more ammunition from Cesar.
  • The player cannot gain a wanted level during this mission.


  • If you beach Ryder's boat, he will keep operating it in vain until you board it.
  • If you blow up both boats, Ryder will swim to the small island nearby and stand still. Strangely, he will not react even if you beat him to death with melee weapons.
  • If you board Ryder's boat during the chase, he will bail out and drown.

Video Walkthrough

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 53 - Pier 69 (HD)04:52

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 53 - Pier 69 (HD)

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