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|Type: ||Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.9 [details]|
|FA: ||Jim Kanzler, Doug Randall, 1977|
|Season: ||Spring, Summer, and Fall|
|Submitted By: ||Sarge on May 15, 2007|
BETA PHOTO: The corner on the first pitch.
This is an awesome climb! The crux is 2/3 the way through the first pitch. An airy roof traverse that seems scarier than it is. The rock is suprisingly awesome. This route is a true test of your mini roof climbing abilities.
P1.Climb the dihedral through the pineapple colored rock to the first roof. Veer left around the roof and continue 15 up a beautiful vertical crack on the north face until you acquire a small ledge (the guidebook says "placing good belay anchors here requires thought" is a very astute notation).
P2. Climb straight above ledge until possible to traverse right to arete.
This route is located on the northwest corner of Pineapple Buttress.
To find start scramble up gully north of buttress until above first short tier.
Descent: Walk to back of buttress and descend the left side.
Typical trad rack. No fixed gear and you make your own anchors.
BETA PHOTO: Almost to the pitch 1 belay.
|Comments on Pineapple Thunderpussy
|By T. Gittins|
Apr 25, 2011
i recall placing a crucial purple tcu on the second pitch, which made things exciting.
|By Bud Martin|
From: Bozeman, MT
Aug 19, 2011
Great route, Canyon classic. Straightforward 5.9 climbing that actually protects well.
|By Ty Morrison-Heath|
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 13, 2012
Fun! Got a few perfect handjams on the way up. Save a .75 and #1 Camalot for the anchor on top of the first pitch...otherwise expect to be belaying off micro gear and a sorta iffy nut. You do have a BOMBER #3 placement about 6 feet below the anchor station if your anchor were to fail.....
|By Nic Lazzareschi|
Jul 12, 2012
Should be rated 5.10a/b because this route is harder than Tigger across the canyon. For the first belay, just put an anchor above your position. Crux is below the big roof with the two smaller roofs.