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Pinnacle Peak

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28th Day T 
Angels On My Mind S 
Baby Woolsey T 
Birthday Party T 
Brown Out T 
Chug A Lug T 
Chutes and Ladders T 
Death Watch T 
Deep Throat T 
Deliverance T 
Dried Oatmeal T 
Ezy Rider T 
Fear of Crying T,S 
Fear of flying T 
Garber's Chimney T 
Give Me an Idea S 
Hades T 
Just Standing Around S 
Lesson in Discipline T,S 
Never Never Land T,S 
Parallax View T 
Pecker Party S 
Powder Puff T,S 
Shalaylay Direct T 
Sidewinder T 
Silhouette S 
South Crack T 
Spiral Staircase T 
Tongue of Time T 
Unknown, left of Palo Verde S 
Vanishing Point T 
Vuluptuous Ham T 

Pinnacle Peak  


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Elevation: 2,500'
Location: 33.72624, -111.86334 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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!

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.2 miles from here

32 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',5],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',10],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pinnacle Peak:
South Crack   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Birthday Party   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Chutes and Ladders   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Chug A Lug   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Silhouette   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   
Ezy Rider   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
28th Day   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Pecker Party   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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   
Shalaylay Direct   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Roof crack start to Fear of flying

Fear of flying 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Pinnacle Peak
One of the best routes at PP. Start by jamming and underclinging a roof crack that traverses to the left to gain an aręte. Climb the aręte on thin and balancy edges past 4 bolts and a horizontal crack to reach the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Short wall below main Pinnacle on West side.
BETA PHOTO: Short wall below main Pinnacle on West side.
Beezlebub, 5.11 OW on West Face.
BETA PHOTO: Beezlebub, 5.11 OW on West Face.
Voluptuous Ham 5.5 R on the west face.
BETA PHOTO: Voluptuous Ham 5.5 R on the west face.

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