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Lowenbrau Pinnacle
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Crack T 
Crack Up 
Crackin Up T 
Direct North Boulder S 
Direct Service T 
Face S 
Green Book T 
Left Under T 
No Hope T,S 
No Hope II T 
Not known 
Right Over T,S 
Short Link S 
Ski Tracks T,S 
Slama Jama T,S 
Super Air S 
Upper Air 

Green Book 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: FrankM on Jul 7, 2008  with updates from tom donnelly

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The whole climb is consistent difficulty. Finger dihedral most of the climb with cool stemming positions. Easy exit for finish with fist crack/jug.


About 35ft to the right of Direct North Boulder. It's easy to find because it's the cleanest dihedral that's begging for you to climb it. You can either rap from the anchor or continue right and up to link up with Direct Service or the face.


Sm-med sized gear. Optional large pro near the top and a bolted anchor at the finish.

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Bryan on Green Book
Bryan on Green Book
Green Book, and then to the top!
Green Book, and then to the top!
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By Jason Partin
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 2, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Great climb!!! Three-to-four finger-and-smaller master cams or aliens recommended if you're not a confident 5.9 leader. I saw skilled climbers skipping a placement, but there's a risk of decking if you don't place a second piece soon after the first. I'd recommend a minimum of three placements.
By saltlick
From: gym
Dec 17, 2010

A newer bolt directly above the Green Book makes it even easier to link GB to Direct Service and reach the top of the Pinnacle in one long pitch. Communication gets difficult once the leader gets through the Short Link, and there is a little unavoidable rope drag, but on the whole it's an interestingly varied and well-protected climb. 60M rope requires 2 rappels to reach the ground.
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