Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Pinnacle Peak
Select Route:
28th Day T 
Angels On My Mind S 
Baby Woolsey T 
Birthday Party T 
Brown Out T 
Chug A Lug T 
Chutes and Ladders T 
Death Watch T 
Deep Throat T 
Deliverance T 
Dried Oatmeal T 
Dungeons and Dragons (AKA Burnt Toast) T 
Ezy Rider T 
Fear of Crying T,S 
Fear of Flying T 
Garber's Chimney T 
Give Me an Idea S 
Hades T 
Just Standing Around S 
Lesson in Discipline T,S 
Luna T 
Never Never Land T,S 
Parallax View T 
Pecker Party S 
Powder Puff T,S 
Shalaylay Direct T 
Sidewinder T 
Silhouette S 
South Crack T 
Spiral Staircase T 
Tongue of Time T 
Unknown, left of Palo Verde S 
Vanishing Point T 
Vuluptuous Ham T 

Death Watch 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
Season: not summer
Page Views: 963
Submitted By: Eric Foster on Apr 26, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


This is an awesome lead, It's a right leaning crack that has cool pockets and liebacking, and some awkward moves. There is a one finger pocket up there, some may be able to fit 2 in. Also when you get close to the top you might just feel like grabbing the owl %@&*. A must do for the trad climber. One of my favorites.

Awesome climb.


To the right of lost nuts 12a. To get to this climb you will go up by chug a lug on the right side of the pinnicle peak summit. Gain ledges and go in between boulders to the right to get to the base of climb.


2 bolts, One #00 or #0 helps out for the start, there were 2 bolts added to this climb to make it safe. Other than that you will need a #1 cam, .5 cam and .75, having a few of each aint a bad idea, they will come in handy. Nuts can be place but dont work as well with this route.

Photos of Death Watch Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Death Watch is on the far right.
BETA PHOTO: Death Watch is on the far right.

Comments on Death Watch Add Comment
Show which comments
By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Jan 10, 2010

This is a good toprope after doing Chutes and Ladders. If leading, I would want to stick-clip the first bolt. Very committing lieback moves right off the deck with a bad landing.
By Austin Sobotka
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 8, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Really good route, wish it were longer. Stick clip is a good idea, i rapped the route after doing chutes and ladders and clipped the first bolt that way.
By KevinD
From: Phoenix, AZ
Feb 17, 2015
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

You can get a solid small cam placement before the first bolt making it pretty well protected if you don't have a stick clip. Super fun route! And very unique route for pinnacle peak

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!