Pinnacle Peak Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: A rough topo for the east face, some routes missin...
Pinnacle Peak proper is the home of some of the best granite routes in the Phenix area. Some of the face routes up on the Peak stand as a testament to the mindblowing footwork of the hard dudes of early Phoenix climbing.
The Peak area contains great variation in climbing among the many routes, from the cracks of Birthday Party and Bee Gee to the demandingly thin, footwork-intense nothingness of Shalayly Direct. Whatever kind of climbing you like, you can probably find it here!
ACCESS NOTE: Please follow the rules of the park, including the opening and closing times. We have a good relationship with the Park and the City of Scottsdale and don't want them to get the idea that climbers are trouble!
Location is pretty obvious from the Visitor's Center for Pinnacle Peak Park. Take the main golf-cart path up to the first climber's trail (sign), then head up, left past Loafer's Choice and the AMC Boulder, and continue following the markers up to the Peak itself.
Weather station 0.2 miles from here
38 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pinnacle Peak
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pinnacle Peak:
South Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Chug A Lug 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
28th Day 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
R Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Ezy Rider 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Hades 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Death Watch 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Powder Puff 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Sidewinder 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches
Featured Route For Pinnacle Peak
Death Watch 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Pinnacle Peak
This is an awesome lead, It's a right leaning crack that has cool pockets and liebacking, and some awkward moves. There is a one finger pocket up there, some may be able to fit 2 in. Also when you get close to the top you might just feel like grabbing the owl %@&*. A must do for the trad climber. One of my favorites.Awesome climb. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
BETA PHOTO: Short wall below main Pinnacle on West side.
BETA PHOTO: Beezlebub, 5.11 OW on West Face.
BETA PHOTO: Voluptuous Ham 5.5 R on the west face.
By Tim H.
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 1, 2016
Does anyone have any info on this left leaning tips crack? I didn't find anything in PHX Rock II or the MK foldout. I would think it has been done since it's such a clean cut crack.
I TR'd it and it felt hard(.11+?) with lots of exfoliation of footholds. Super Fun though.
Looking down the unknown tips crack just left of Garbert's Chimney