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.
From the Cathedral Lakes trailhead, follow the main (John Muir) trail for approximately 3 miles.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Eichorn's Pinnacle:
North Face 5.4 Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 100 feet
West Pillar 5.9 Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600 feet
Featured Route For Eichorn's Pinnacle
West Pillar 5.9 CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Eichorn's 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