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Eichorn's Pinnacle

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Eichorn's Pinnacle 


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Elevation: 10,680'
Location: 37.8476, -119.4059 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Aug 16, 2007
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Eichorn's Pinnacle.
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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


4 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Eichorn's 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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Eichorn's Pinnacle with the West Pillar route visible.

West Pillar 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  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

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Alpin Glow on Cathedral peak from the top of eichorn's pinnacle
Alpin Glow on Cathedral peak from the top of eicho...
The classic hero shot!  <br /> <br />August 2012 <br />Photo by Scott
The classic hero shot!

August 2012
Photo by Scot...
view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from Cathedral
view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from Cathedral
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Eichorn's Pinnacle.
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A view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from the North-East
A view of Eichorn's Pinnacle from the North-East
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