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Pinnacle Mountain 


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Submitted By: Kurtz on Oct 24, 2006
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Description 

Whether you're just getting into the sport and this is your first time climbing outdoors or you're a seasoned veteran looking for your next project, Pinnacle is a great place for climbers of all grades. Pinnacle is home to classics such as Zambezi Hatchet Head, Emerald City and Entertainer. The routes vary from 50 - 80ft in height and consist of basalt rock (aka trap rock).

The cliff is located on commercial private property and climbing is not officially allowed however, climbers have been climbing here since the late 70's. Please carpool if possible because parking is minimal at best. Due to the short approach, locals tend to party at the crag leaving smashed beer bottles and garbage behind. Please help by taking a little extra garbage out on your visit. Any help is greatly appreciated by the RMF and all climbers alike. The RMF and others have been working for decades with the land owners on proper access so please be respectful of the property as well as adjacent land owners as they will be critical in any future deal that may materialize.

The areas from climber's left to right are:
1. Lone Pine
2. Emerald City Slab
3. A-Frame Wall
4. Dream Weaver Wall
5. Right Wing Wall
6. Entertainer Wall
7. Cracked Wall

There are access trails on the left and right side of the crag.


Getting There 

From Waterbury: Take I-84 east to exit 34, Crooked Street. Make a left at the end of the ramp. Go to the end of the road, about .25 mile, and make a left at the light-Route 372. Go about .7 mile to a VW car dealership on the right corner. Make a right at the light onto Metacomet Road.

From Hartford: Take I-84 west to exit 33, Route 72. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto New Britain Ave. Go .2 mile, and make a left at the light (at VW car dealership) onto Metacomet Road.

Once on Metacomet Rd: Go about a mile until road turns sharp left and you see a pond on the left. The trailhead is on the right at the curve. Parking is a little farther up the road, but avoid the NO PARKING signs. Take the dirt jeep trail into the woods. After about 100 yards, turn right at the big cement blocks onto a climber's trail which leads to the base of the cliffs.


56 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',31],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pinnacle Mountain:
First Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Cracked Wall
Casual Corner   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Entertainer Wall
Right Wing   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Right Wing Wall
Locomotive Breath   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad   Dream Weaver Wall
Third Crack   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Cracked Wall
Emerald City   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Emerald City Slab
Zambezi Hatchet Head   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Right Wing Wall
Mossad   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   A-Frame Wall
Lost World   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Right Wing Wall
Sunshine   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c X     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Entertainer Wall
Tiptoe   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Dream Weaver Wall
The Entertainer   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Entertainer Wall
Tasmanian Devil   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Cracked Wall
Funshine   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Entertainer Wall
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The Entertainer

The Entertainer 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b CT : Central CT : ... : Entertainer Wall
Start on the face a few feet to the right of the small left-facing corner in the middle of the wall. Climb up to first ledge and then head left and up past an old bolt hole. Continue more-or-less straight up to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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Casual Corner
BETA PHOTO: Casual Corner
Hangin out after the climb
Hangin out after the climb
View from the road
View from the road
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By Kurtz
5 days ago
CONDITION REPORT 

Found Climbing Shoes at Pinnacle (Right Wing Wall) on April 17. Also a hat. Identify and reclaim!

By MJMobes
From: The land of steady habits
Apr 22, 2008

if you see some old dude setting up a solo TR who doesnt say hi when you do, stay away from him, he is a weirdo and will verbally assault you for climbing near him. I think he lives in the hood.

By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Jun 5, 2012

hahaha... maybe throw him some disgruntled looks of your own while your at it and talk about old farts not being able to climb.