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Eichorn Pinnacle Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,680'
Location: 37.8476, -119.4059 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Nearly equal in beauty to the neighboring Cathedral Peak, Eichorn's Pinnacle offers one of Tuolumne's most spectacular summits. It is named after Jules Eichorn (1912 - 2000), an avid mountaineer and Sierra Club leader, who first summited via the North Face in 1931. More about Jules Eichorn can be found here.

The North Face affords an easy way to tag the summit after climbing Cathedral's Southeast Buttress.

Getting There 

From the Cathedral Lakes trailhead, follow the main (John Muir) trail for approximately 3 miles.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Eichorn Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Eichorn Pinnacle:
North Face   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 100'   
West Pillar   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'   
West Pillar Direct   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 700'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Eichorn's Pinnacle with the West Pillar route visi...

West Pillar 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Eichorn Pinnacle
The West Pillar route is a fun route and a great link-up with a route on Cathedral Peak. When linking these two routes, you effectively make a loop, hiking out on the John Muir trail, instead of the Cathedral Peak approach trail. The first pitch begins with a wide crack (5.9). There are two ways to go on the next section. The original route moves right and climbs 5.9 cracks to a horn in one pitch and climbs back left via 5.7 and 5.8 climbing in the next pitch. A direct route is also possible at ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Alpin Glow on Cathedral peak from the top of eicho...
Rock Climbing Photo: The classic hero shot!   August 2012 Photo by Scot...
The classic hero shot! August 2012 Photo by Scot...
Rock Climbing Photo: view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from Cathedral
view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from Cathedral
Rock Climbing Photo: Eichorn's Pinnacle.
Eichorn's Pinnacle.
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit Register
Summit Register
Rock Climbing Photo: Eichorn Pinnacle
Eichorn Pinnacle
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from the North-East
A view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from the North-East
Rock Climbing Photo: Another angle.
Another angle.

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By Jessie Tan
From: Detroit, Michigan
Sep 30, 2014
Hey everybody,

Climbed Eichorn's Pinnacle on 9/29/2014 and my rope got stuck on the rap from the summit, it's a blue sterling 9.8 70m, was unable to retrieve it from the stance we were at in the 3rd class gully without legit risk.

If anybody is climbing the route soon and able to retrieve it, send me a message and I'll pay you to send it back to me and buy you a new cam ordered to your address. Email tanjessi86@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Jess

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