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Hunchback Pinnacle is a prominent, freestanding formation just below Windy Point. There are a few climbs on this formation, including the now famous Steve's Arete 5.11a, which ascends the beautiful and exposed downhill side of the pinnacle.
From the Windy Point parking lot, cross the highway and descend down slope directly adjacent to the overlook. Heading straight downhill, the pinnacle is hard to miss, and takes only a few minutes to reach.
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top of hunchback, after doing the arete
|Comments on Hunchback Pinnacle
From: Tucson, Az
Feb 26, 2006
Anybody know what the new route on the south face (to the left of "Danglefoot Dihedral")is rated?
Feb 27, 2006
IIRC it's 11a.
Feb 23, 2007
EFR and I drilled this dog several years ago. I haven't been on it since then but I do remember some painfully sharp crimps through the crux section. JBAK is correct on the .11a rating.
I don't remember what we called it.
|By Jon Ruland|
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 2, 2008
the native peoples feared this pinnacle. those who ventured here would never return...well they would return, just without their fingertips. when asked about what had befallen them they would grow pale, and all they would say was that they had left their fingertips on the pinnacle because the hunchback god demanded a sacrifice.
beware traveller for if you venture to the sacred hunchback pinnacle yourself, you too must make your own sacrifice to the hunchback god...a sacrifice of fingertips.
Jul 25, 2012
saw this climb with bobby bensman doing it in an old climbing video. when i got to lemmon, i knew i had to hit it.....well worth it, and great photo op just up from the side of it so you can get the valley in the background......excellent holds, keep moving its pumpy.....
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Jan 21, 2013
Hey I left my helmet at the Hunchback yesterday by accident.
I won't be able to get up there again till next weekend, but if someone finds it (a green camp helmet) please let me know by posting here.
I am offering a six pack of your choice for a reward! Thanks a bunch.