This is the easiest way to the summit of the Second Pinnacle, and is a good downclimb.
The Second Pinnacle is the summit to the south of the West Bench. The West Bench is between the First and Second Pinnacles. The Second Pinnacle has two summits, the East Summit being the higher.
The Northwest Corner route begins at the bottom of an obvious chimney system on the -surprise- NW corner of the 2nd Pinnacle. The first move or two constitutes the crux, after which things are 4th class at the hardest. Follow the system to the notch between the two summits of the Second Pinnacle. From here, continue on to the higher east summit via some chimney moves and face climbing.
To descend, reverse the above directions.
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BETA PHOTO: 1st chimney.
|By John M Brooks|
From: Niwot, CO
Oct 11, 2007
rating: 5.1 2 6 II MD 2a
Rate this fun route 5.1 due to 1st move and final face moves. Rappel from eye-bolt down same path. Getting rope down a bit tricky from that angle.
|By Jeff Barenberg|
May 28, 2011
Couldn't find the eye bolt at the top. I was standing next to the small horn just north of the true summit. Is the eye bolt farther south?
I ended up rapping down by wrapping the rope around the horn at the top. The top couple of moves are pretty exposed for a downclimb. There are a couple of anchors lower on the north face, but there is no way you can use them from the top, unless maybe you rap down to them.