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Hunchback Pinnacle is a prominent, freestanding formation just below Windy Point. Steve's Arete, which is on the cover of Rock Climbing Arizona by Stewart Green, is the highlight as it climbs the beautiful and exposed downhill side of the pinnacle.
Park at the pullout immediately before the Windy Point parking lot. The parking pullout is at mile marker 13.7 on the left or downhill side of the road. The trail begins by the "Parking Pullout" sign at the highest point of the pullout. The left trail takes you to the top of Wind Wall. The right trail down the drainage takes you to Hunchback Pinnacle. The pinnacle is only 100 yards from the highway. You can see it from the highway when standing uphill from the pullout but downhill from the Windy Point overlook. Approach time <5 min.
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Steve's Arete 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Green Ripper 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
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Steve's Arete 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Hunchback Pinnacle
An outstanding overhanging arete. Really positive holds and some great crimps as you get towards the top. Beware of the pump factor, and don't fear the height of the first bolt. It's on the cover of the Rock Climbing Arizona book. Great photo ops....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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