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21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
11c Toprope Arete TR 
Arch OW at Bongs Away Left T 
Beyond Lunacy T 
Beyond the Fringe T 
Bong's Away Center T 
Bongs Away, Left T 
Chingando T 
Deer Route, The T 
Dr. Fun Time T 
Dream Easy T 
Ejesta T 
Flatus T 
Independence Pinnacle, Center T 
Independent Route (Independence Pinnacle left) T 
Iota, The T 
Lunatic Fringe T 
Olga's Trick T 
Phantom T 
Porter's Pout T 
Reed's Pinnacle Left T 
Reed's Pinnacle Regular Route T 
Reed's Pinnacle-Direct Route T 
Remnant, Center, The T 
Remnant-Left Side, The T 
Remnant-Right Side, The T 
Rocket In My Pocket T 
Scrunchy-Mungy T 
Steppin' Out T 
Stone Groove T 

21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area  


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Description 

Another popular, classic, Yosemite crack climbing area.
Here you will find the Classic "Reed's Direct", "Chingando", "Lunatic Fringe" and "Stone Groove", to name a few.

Getting There 

This area is above the road, between the first and second tunnels on the Big Oak Flat Road, going to HWY 120.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.4 miles from here

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',15],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=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 21 - Reed's Pinnacle Area:
The Remnant-Right Side   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Dream Easy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Bongs Away, Left   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Ejesta   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Reed's Pinnacle Regular Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
Bong's Away Center   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Porter's Pout   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Reed's Pinnacle-Direct Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Reed's Pinnacle Left   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 240'   
Chingando   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Stone Groove   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Remnant-Left Side   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Independent Route (Independence Pinnacle left)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Lunatic Fringe   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Beyond the Fringe   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Steppin' Out   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Olga's Trick   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Independence Pinnacle, Center   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
Beyond Lunacy   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   
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On the far left of Reed's Pinnacle Area is a Huge, detached flake, split by a left leaning crack. This huge flake is known as The Iota. The crack is "Chingando".The Reed guide description says something like "part of the hardman ow training circuit".In the Sierra Club's mountaineering journal, Ascent, 1973, Jim Bridwell proposed adding letter grades to YDS 5.10's. He gave lots of examples for 5.10a offwidths; Chingando, Girl Next Door, Reed Pinnacle Left, Crack of Despair, Crack of Doo...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Telephoto of Reed's Area. From the Wawona Tunnel a...
Telephoto of Reed's Area. From the Wawona Tunnel a...
High resolution telephoto of The Iota; Chingando i...
BETA PHOTO: High resolution telephoto of The Iota; Chingando i...
Reed's, taken from Turtleback Dome.
Reed's, taken from Turtleback Dome.
General view of Reed's pinnacle area.
General view of Reed's pinnacle area.
reeds pinnacle as viewed from top of generator cra...
reeds pinnacle as viewed from top of generator cra...

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