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Standard Route 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Jan 6, 2007

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Leading Standard Route at sundown. Photo by Larry...


A fine route for its grade, the Standard Route is the easiest way to get to the top of the Pinnacle to set up topropes for other routes. It also has a cool direct start if you want more of a challenge.

Starting at a large boulder below the Pinnacle corner, step off the boulder and up the arete. Move left a short distance, then back around to the right and up the easy and well-protected face to the top.

Alternate start (5.9): Start from the ground just right of the boulder and move up a vertical crack system with sparse protection. Continue up the face to join the regular route about halfway up.


Starts at the northeast corner of the Pinnacle. Rap from the anchors.


Standard rack, no large gear needed. Bolts/shuts at top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: On belay at the top.
On belay at the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: Standard Route
Standard Route

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By phil prbrev
Mar 27, 2013

accidentally left a purple C4 with zebra duct tape on it today. if anyone finds it would love to have it back. thanks.
By Pjm
Mar 27, 2013

Headed there this Sat and will be climbing this route. If I find it I will let you know
By phil prbrev
Mar 29, 2013

excellent thanks.
By Will Carney aka ElGato
From: Tallulah Falls, GA
Sep 2, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

Great for a first time TRAD lead or a Free Solo. Also a great tall/easy top rope for newer climbers to assimilate to outdoor climbing and height. I just hope it NEVER gets bolted.

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